Meet Tavel Rosé: Beloved by Kings, Popes and Writers
Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:
I was delighted to learn Tavel rosé was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. This rosé’s popularity and fame, though, predates my favorite author by centuries.
In the 14th century, when the Popes resided in nearby Avignon, their cellar surely was filled with Tavel alongside their namesake wine Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Papal records reveal that wine transactions with Prieuré de Montézargues, a highly regarded domaine still today, carried right on through the height of plague
…Continue reading here to discover more about this deep pink rosé loved by kings including France’s “Sun King” King Louis XIV – hence the region’s reputation as the “Rosé of the Kings, King of the Rosés.” However, today the rosés from Tavel, although coveted by wine aficionados are not well-known by the mainstream crowd despite the fact that the appellation only makes rosé. Learn all about grapes that are typically grown in this tiny AOC and used in this “deep luminous pink” wine. Discover how phylloxera impacted the wines and much more. For other articles and wine pairing ideas with Tavel rosé please click here.
Via:: Provence WineZine