Sunday, April 20, 2008

TAVEL & LIRAC



I left Chateau Chirac and drove to Tavel – about a 1:15 minute drive, and on the way went through Uzes. I was going to stop and explore, but as it was Saturday morning, the town was mobbed due to market. I knew if I stopped, I would have trouble making my appointments. So I head to Tavel and went to Les Vignerons de Tavel which is open every day to the public. There I was able to taste the famous roses of Tavel – much larger, rounder, and higher alcohol than roses of Provence – and learn how they were made. I also tasted a Lirac blanc and rouge and found them rather rustic – mineral on the white and “animale” on the red. The town of Tavel is adorable and I walked around a bit, before heading to Chateauneuf de Pape.

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