2013 Domaine Maby, Tavel, La Forcadiere, Rhone Rose, France.
This Tavel has an amazing hue of violent pink and is intensely flavored with zesty citrus, juicy watermelon, raspberry and tart cherry along with hints of pepper, stony mineral, red peach, strawberry/rose water and a bust of grapefruit/citrus acidity. Domaine Maby does a 24 hour cold soak, ferments in stainless doesn’t allow malo to make this joyous Tavel Rhone Rose. This pink wine gains depth and has loads of vivacious charm, a perfect summer sipper and a total package wine that can do all your breakfast, luck and dinner duties! Tavel is made up of mostly Grenache, but has Cinsault, Mourvedre plus Clairette and Grenache Blanc to add complexity and the Domaine Maby is a pure and vivid example and is absolutely suburb and delicious with subtle floral notes and is very refreshing with a taught crisp finish, but with a lengthy aftertaste. Drink up! This would be especially good while watching Les Bleus, the French national soccer team in this years World Cup!
($24 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive
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