Inviting Red, Easy to Love
The Cave des Vignerons de Tavel is in the purest Provençal style. It was built in 1937 when Tavel wines were labeled AOC. It is to date the only winery to be opened by a President of the Republic – Albert Lebrun in 1938. Cave de Tavel produces half of the Tavel AOC wines, as well as Lirac, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages and Côtes-du-Rhône. There are 140 producers, all involved in the day-to-day life of the winery and they have their say in the investment decisions for making wines which frequently win medals and are regularly mentioned in wine guides.
The Les Acanthes ‘Le Merlot‘ 2011 is the perfect wine to introduce to the curious or not so curious friends around you. Some wine drinkers are quick to dismiss varieties that become too fashionable, but Merlot is popular for good reason. It has one of the most impressive and distinctive textures of any wine and people tend to take it for granted. So take time and ponder on the majestic beauty of this Merlot when enjoying.
It is a very Inviting red, just easy to love. Bright aroma of summer cherries sprinkled with spiced pepper, fresh and lively acidity provides a counterweight to warm fruit. Be sure to pair with finger food, grilled kebabs or sliced meats and cheeses.