Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #9 – Tavel

Apologies for not getting this post out yesterday. I had the matter of getting a little surgery and posting a blog was the last thing on my mind! I also apologize about the stock photo!  It really doesn’t do this wine justice! Anywayyy…

The birds are chirping, my irisis are starting to show the green shoots, and the weather here has been nothing short of fantastic these past couple of weeks and it has me yearning to set up my patio set, pour myself a glass of rosé and just hang out in the sun!  LOVE IT! That said, this is Alberta, and it never knows what it wants to do. In fact, today may be even too cold for rosé! However…

I know many of my readers (myself included) are in the “drink-rosé-all-year-round” camp. There are some pinks out there that are bolder, more tannic, and naturally food driven wines, so having them whenever, with a good pairing, just makes sense.

Tavel, an appellation in the southern Rhone Valley, specializes in nothing but pink. In fact, that’s all they’re allowed to make if it’s a AC.  So, if you see Tavel AC on the label, chances are, it’s pretty darn good. And there’s certainly wine for all budgets made here also!

domaine-de-la-mordoree-tavel-la-dame-rousse-rose-rhone-france-10156649Domaine de la Mordorée “La Dame” Rousse is an example of a well made Tavel that is maybe a little higher in price, but it’s in this post, so it can’t be more than 40 bucks! Mostly Grenache (60%) with the usual suspects of Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsaut, but also Clairette and Bourbolenc in the mix. This wine reminds of strawberries and whipped cream on angel food cake…super yummy with floral notes of white flowers, roses along with red cherries and even some citrus notes, along with light tannins and high, crisp acidity! The flavours and acidity make it food friendly, but the fruity notes make it easily quaffable on its own…maybe outside while sitting in the sun? Or on your patio sometime this weekend? (Well, maybe not here in Edmonton, but perhaps my readers in other parts of the globe could?!)

A simply beautiful wine! All this great juice for $36.95, but if you’re pinching pennies, baby sister “La Remise de la Mordorée” (Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Marselan) is good too at only $19.95!

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4 Responses to Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #9 – Tavel

  1. Hi, Fab blog! I have just set up mine, but still in the very early stages! Just making efforts to link in with fellow bloggers to improve our followers and get the word out there for us both. I would appreciate you having a peek at my blog, as I have just published my first post. Feel free to like, comment, follow or just take a peek. Thank you 🙂

  2. Duff's Wines says:

    Love Tavel – the red wine lovers pink.

  3. Tempting! Looks like a lovely wine.

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