Wine Enthusiast 92
September 2018 Issue
Wine Advocate 89
"The 2017 Tavel seems to have an extra level of concentration than the 2016, offering a sturdy, almost tannic feel. It still has pleasant cherry and berry flavors, just seems maybe a bit too "serious" for a wine that should be fun to drink."
i-winereview.com (The World of Rose Report, June 2018), 91 pts
"This Rosé displays aromas of red cherry with a purity that runs through the wine. Soft and full with moderate acidity, it has generous fruit and a touch of earthiness. There's a perfumed character to the palate also. Very Tavel like in character. A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah done saignée style from 60 year old vines."
"Beautiful ripe cherry and red berry aromas with floral scents. Good concentration on the palate, flavorful and perfectly balanced. Good acidity and mineral backbone make it a great match with Provençal or Asian cuisine, grilled meat, fresh fruit salads." ~ Winery Notes
50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah
Chateau de SegriesView all from Chateau de Segries
This 3-generation family estate currently manages 58 hectares of old vines (80 years on average) - 30 of which are in one single piece in the heart of the Lirac appellation (Gard). They produce wine in three appellations - TAVEL, LIRAC and CÔTES DU RHÔNE (with the Jean Alesi estate).
This family owned and operated winery produces some of the best values in our portfolio. In 1994, Henri de Lanzac, cousin of the late Christophe Delorme from Domaine de la Mordorée, purchased the Domaine and began to improve the quality of the wine. "Ségriès" in provencal means "water spring".
The Domaine Château de Ségriès owns 58 hectares of vineyard land (143 acres), all in old vines, 30 hectares in one piece alone:
- 11 ha (27 acres) in Tavel, on limestone, pebble stone, sand and clay based soils.
- 36 ha (89 acres) in Lirac, on clay and limestone based soils.
- 7 ha (17 acres) in Côtes du Rhône.
- 4 ha (10 acres) in Côtes du Rhône for the "Clos Jean Alesi"
Many of the vines date back to 1925, and were planted by the former owner Count de Regis de Gatimel.
The clay-limestone based soils contribute in an essential way to the quality of the wines, in the same way as the cultivation method and the traditional grape varieties that are used. The cultivation method reduces yields to favor quality, and uses short-term processes and limited use of traditional fertilizers. Mainly harvested by hand, vinified traditionally, privileging Grenache, Ségriès wines have body, warmth, roundness.