About Rhone Tavel

About Rhone Tavel
Tavel is one of the world's benchmarks of rosé wines, the other being Provence rosé. The wines are generally made from red Syrah and Cinsualt using a combination saignée (fermenting early, pink free-run juice from the red grapes' maceration) and more extended skin contact of the must with the red grape skins. This vinification technique gives the wines more richness, tannins, and a very distinctive orange-amber color.

Top Picks for Rhone Tavel

Château De Ségriès 2021 Rosé Tavel
93 points
Brilliant siam color. Attractive aromas and flavors of cherry-rhubarb tart and pomegranate chutney on raisin toast with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, very long finish imparting overtones of strawberry shortbread, candied orange, and hint of rye cracker with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A brilliant, juicy and toothsome rose that delivers pleasure at every opportunity; try in a spritzer too.
Château de Ségriès 2020 Rosé Tavel
92 points
Light light siam color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry and black cherry with a round, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, very long finish with touches of lime zest, pink peppercorns, and strawberry rhubarb relish with no oak flavor. A full flavored, full bodied, serious Rosé.
Awards: 2021 Best Tavel Rose
Domaine De La Mordorée 2020 Le Reine Des Bois Rosé Tavel
91 points
Medium siam color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, fresh plum, and grapefruit zest with a round, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a sleek, complex, long finish with no oak flavor. A Rosé showing both rich dark fruit flavors and crisp citrus.
Domaine Corne-Loup 2021 Rosé Tavel
89 points
Ruby color. Aromas of watermelon and strawberry Hubba Bubba with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long cassis, persimmons, and strawberry leaf finish. A complex rose with well balanced fruit and savory notes.
Alain Jaume 2020 Le Crétacé Rosé Tavel
89 points
Light siam color. Aromas of macerated strawberries, fresh raspberry, blackberry, and raspberry leaf with a silky, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long creme fraiche and cherry relish finish with no oak flavor. A structured Rosé, deep in color and flavor, that is very food friendly.
Domaine De La Mordorée 2020 La Dame Rousse Rosé Tavel
88 points
Light orange amber color. Aromas and flavors of clementine peel, fresh raspberry, violets, and sweet paprika with a supple, lively, dry light body and a tingling, refreshing, long finish manifesting shades of fresh thyme and red kiwi with no oak flavor. A versatile, dry, fruit-forward, and crisp Rosé for both summer days and long lunches.