This is a hefty, full rosé from Sebastien 'Catouille' Chatillon of Ad Vinum who works three hectares of vines in the south of France, more specifically in the Gard, a department of the Southern Rhône .
Tasting Notes: Deep, lush and with a brambly backbone - the old vines here grant immaculate structure and muscle to this take on a tavel rosé -- though, don't be fooled: freshly harvested lavender and thorny roses adorn the fleshy strength of this bottling.
Vinification: From Tutto Wines' wonderful website:
"Tavel rosé, a blend of 40% Grenache and 40% Cinsault from a ninety year old vineyard planted in gobelet over “les lauzes”, a terroir of large, flat limestone pebbles that sits above the limestone bedrock beneath. The balance is made up of Grenache Blanc, ]and Clairette from forty year old vines planted over sand. The grapes spend three days together on skins, before being pressed off to spend the winter on their lees in vat."