Les Vignerons de Tavel

Route Commanderie 30126 Tavel
Tel. +33 466 500 357
Direct sale: All days 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00
Mail: contact@cavedetavel.com
Web: http://www.cavedetavel.com

In 1937 the cooperative was founded - one year after the birth of AOP Tavel. 
In 2013 about 80 producers deliver their grapes to the cooperative 
This cooperative are of course specialised in production of rosé wines.
The annual production is around 18.000 hl Tavel from about 400 ha which is answering nearly one half of the production of the appellation.
The total production at the cooperative is around 36.000 hl from 680 ha and counts wines from Tavel, Lirac, Cotes du Rhone and IGP-wines.

A rosé from Tavel is not made by saignée where you use the free run must after a day or two in order to make the must more concentrated for use in other wines. A Tavel is always direct press after 48-72 hours of maceration.
The different cuvées of Tavel illustrate the three types of terrior in the village.
You can eventually learn more from three videos where Laure Poisson-Michel from the cooperative present the three types limestone, galets and sandy soil.


Tavel Sol'Acantalys
2012. 50% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 20% Syrah/Mourvedre/Carignan, 8% Clairette and 7% Picpoul/Bourlenc. Sélection de troix terroirs galet roulets, Lauzes, sable.

Tavel Cuvée Tableau
2012: 50% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre/Syrah, 12% Clairette, 4% Picpoul/Bourboulenc, 15% Carignan and 11% Cinsault. Terroir de sable.

Tavel Les Lauzeraies
2012: 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah/Mourvedre/Carignan, 6% Clairette and 7% Picpoul/Bourboulenc. Sélection parcellaire de Lauzes (pierre calcaires).

Tavel Différent
2012: 59% Grenache, 13% Cinsault, 9% Carignan, 8% Mourvedre, 6% Syrah and 5% Clairette. The grapes are from vineyards certified agriculture biologique. Terroir argilo-calcaire.

Tavel Cuvée Royale
2012: 50% Grenache, 11% Clairette, 10% Picpoul/Bourboulenc, 20% Cinsault and 9% Syrah/Carignan. Sélection parcellaire de galets roulés.

Lirac Les Hauts d'Acantalys
2012: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Carignan/Mourvedre.
Aged for 12 months in barriques.

Lirac Blanc Les Hauts d'Acantalys
2012: 58% Grenache Blanc, 28% Clairette and 14% Bourboulenc
Aged for 4 months in barriques with bâtonnage.

Cotes du Rhone Sol'Acantalys
2012: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre/Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Sol'Acantalys
2012: Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc and Roussanne.

IGP Oc Le Merlot des Achantes
2012: 100% Merlot.

IGP Gard Le Rosé des Achantes
2012: 58% Grenache, 22% Syrah and 20% Carignan.

IGP Gard Le Viognier des Achantes
2012: 100% Viognier.


Paul Sanchez, winemaker at Les Vignerons de Tavel


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Updated 30-11-2014