Introduction to French Wine In South West From Domaine de Revel
Introduction to French Wine In South West From Domaine de Revel
Oct 27, 2020

The Revel Domaine is located in the village of Vaissac , 25 kilometers northeast of Montauban, in the department of Tarn-et-Garonne . It is part of the southern zone of the Coteaux du Quercy Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée . This AOC was born in 2011, after twenty years of hard work! The appellation area includes around fifty wine-growers, spread over predominantly clay-limestone terroirs.

The Domaine's vines are grouped around the cellar, facing the hamlet of Revel. The Domaine has 10 plots located on the edge of the woods , and covers 14 hectares , including 4 in AOC, the rest in IGP Comté Tolosan, a protected geographical indication of the upper Garonne basin, known for its hot and dry summers.

 

Domaine de Revel, AOP Coteaux du Quercy « Meloise », 2017

Dark ruby ​​color. An aroma with notes of black fruit, black currant, cherry, hints of spices, cocoa, mint. Wide, complex, fleshy taste with velvety tannins, long aftertaste.

Ageing potential: From 8 to 12 years old.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 15 C - 17 C. Good match with grilled meats, game, duck breasts, roasted red meat.

Awards:
Vintage 2011: Awarded by a selection in the Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2015 with a score of 87/100.
Vintage 2016: Silver medal at the Concours Agricole de Paris; Listed in the Guide Hachette des Vins 2019
2017 vintage: Rated 86/100 by Andreas Larsson, quoted in the Guide Hachette des Vins

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Domaine de Revel, AOP Coteaux du Quercy " Mystere d'Elena ", 2015

Regular and delicate punching downs. Free-run juice selection only. Ageing for 18 months in oak barrels, with monthly stirring. Gravity operations only, without any pump. Compliance with the specifications of organic farming.

Fatty and fleshy wine, expressing great aromatic complexity on blackcurrant, liquorice, spices as well as vanilla, roasted and mocha notes.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve at 14 C - 16 C. Good match with duck breast, red meats in sauce, barbecue rib steak with creamy sage sauce.

Awards: 
Millesime 2011: Awarded a GOLD Raisin during the Young Talents du Vins competition 2013.
Vintage 2015: 2 stars in the Guide Hachette des Vins; Gold Medal and Coup de Coeur at the Terre de Vins Competition; Selected in the newspaper Le Monde; Rated 91/100 by Andreas Larsson
2017 vintage: 2 stars in the Hachette des Vins Guide

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