Delas Freres Tavel Rosé ‘La Comballe’
Tavel soils consist of three different geological types: light, draining limestone; river sand; and rolled stones. The climate is typically Mediterranean - low rainfall and an average of 2,700 hours of sunshine per year, with the “Mistral” as the dominant wind.
The grapes are given a short period of skin contact at low temperatures for about eight to 18 hours in order to extract color and fruit flavors. Free-run and press juices are then immediately blended and fermented for eight to ten days at a maximum temperature of 64°F (18°C). Malolactic fermentation is sometimes stopped to preserve a better balance of the wines. They are then preserved in stainless steel tanks, and bottled during the Spring that follows harvest.
The color is a very pure, pale pink and shows just a hint of orange. To the nose, fruit aromas evolve with touches of soft, stony fruit and a whiff of toasted almonds. The palate is attractively rounded, pleasantly fruity, and lifted by hints of spice.
Tavel Rosé ‘La Comballe’ is ideal paired with Provençale cuisine. It also goes well with many types of Asian dishes.
Varietals: Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
Suggested Retail Price: $21.00