2012 Château de Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé «Les Vignes d'Eugène»
Region: France, Rhône Valley
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Clairette, Syrah
Dry, medium-bodied rosé | Grilled lamb chops (trust us)
Guillaume Demoulin is one of the gentlest, nicest vignerons we know that produces traditional, age-worthy Rosés. The grapes are an average of 60-80 years old, and were planted by Guillaume's grandfather, Eugene - hence the name, 'The Vines of Eugene'.
This rosé is the opposite of everything feminine. Think wilted flowers and blood orange on the nose, and an intense minerality on the palate with a longer than expected finish. The spice at the end also lingers, which is why it would pair wonderfully with some grilled lamb chops, out on a balcony.