Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose
Guillaume Demoulin is the fourth generation of his family to farm the vineyards of Château de Trinquevedel. The eighteenth-century château was purchased in 1936, the same year that the Tavel A.O.C was established. Tavel is the only Southern Rhone Cru that is entirely made up of rosé. No more than sixty percent of the final blend can be made up of the noble Grenache grape. Guillaume and his wife Céline farm thirty-two hectares of vines situated in the hills of the Montagne Noire. Their stony vineyards are similar to those of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the climate and sun exposure produce grapes with tremendous concentration and power.
Château de Trinquevedel rosé is characterized by aromas of ripe, red berries and classic notes of sweetly spicy garrigue.
The grapes are sourced from the estate’s oldest vines. (80-85 years old). This rose is a blend of 60% Grenache, 13% Clairette, 13% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 3% Mourvèdre, 1% Bourboulenc. The grapes are crushed and undergo a cold skin maceration for 12 to 48 hours in cement tank before pressing. Alcoholic fermentation lasts 20 days in cement tank, at 17°C with no malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in enamel-lined, stainless-steel tanks for 6 to 9 months.