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33000 Bordeaux – France
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Tavel La Comballe



Designation TAVEL
Vineyard Size The production area consists of 952 hectares/2,351 acres
Soil type The soils consist of three different geological types: light, draining limestone, river sand, and rolled stones.
Vine varieties Grenache, Cinsault (15% maximum), Clairette blanche and rose, Picpoul, Calitor, Bourboulenc, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Carignan (10% maximum).
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Vinification Once they reach the winery, the grapes are given a short period of skin contact at low temperatures for about 8 to 18 hours in order to extract colour and fruit flavours. Free-run and press juices are then immediately blended and fermented for 8 to 10 days at a maximum temperature of 64°F (18°C).
Maturing Malolactic fermentation is sometimes stopped to preserve a better balance of the wines. They are then preserved in stainless steel tanks, and bottled during the Spring time that follows the harvest.