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Tavel La Combe des Rieu, Moulin La Viguerie Gaël Petit 2022

Moulin La Viguerie Gaël Petit

£33.15

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Co-planted vines (1965, 1969, 1976) 'en gobelet' in the prime lieu-dit Les Vestides on rocky limestone scree and red clay. Average yield of 25hh. Sulphur-free, semi-carbonic maceration using the 'mille-feuille' technique (see profile), ageing in old barrels. Its colour is like an unfiltered pinot noir rather than a delicate rosé.

The flavour brings in spicy black cherry, herbs like juniper and bay-leaf, there is a gentle tannic pull and a good sense of freshness and salinity (a very low pH level of 3.30), and it is very long on the finish. Half a gramme of SO2 (per hl) added after soutirage, none at bottling. It holds up when open for a few days auguring well for its ageing potential – Gaël Petit reckons it should drink perfectly for five years from vintage. He advises drinking cellar cool (12-14C), and carafeing half an hour before you eat. It’s ideally suited to spiced, garlicy Mediterranean cuisine.

Producer   Moulin La Viguerie Gaël Petit

Origin Tavel, Gard, Southern Rhone, France

Grapes 50% Grenache Noir, Blanc and Gris, 20% Cinsault, 20% Carignan, 10% Clairette Blanche and Rosée

Vintage 2022

Alcohol 14.5% ABV

Style Light body red

Bottle size 750ml 

Winemaking Manual harvested, Semi carbonic maceration, matured in old oak barrels for about  12 months. Unfiltred, Unfined, 0.5g of SO2 added at bottling.

Notes Natural, Organic