Domaine d'Arbousset, Tavel Rosé, Rhône, France, 2021

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Tasted by: Amy Wislocki
(at Menier Penthouse, London SE1, 27 Apr 2022)
Launching in early June, this is a must-buy for fans of a fuller-bodied style of rosé. You only have to look at the deep pink colour to get an idea of what to expect. But even though it's a fuller style, it's bone dry, balanced and fresh, with exuberant juicy and ripe but not confected strawberry fruit. 2021 was a cool and rainy vintage in the region, giving a good level of natural acidity in the wines. This would be a delicious barbecue rosé, gutsy enough to cope with stronger flavours, but still refreshing on a hot summer's day.
Domaine d'Arbousset, Tavel Rosé, Rhône, France, 2021
Producer
Domaine d'Arbousset
Brand
Tavel Rosé
Vintage
2021
Wine Type
Still
Colour
Rosé
Country
France
Region
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Cork
Alcohol
13.50%
Oak
Unoaked
Grapes
20% Syrah / Shiraz
60% Grenache