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Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Wine

Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel is an appellation for red wines from the parish of Tautavel in the Roussillon wine region in southern France. As a source of higher-quality wines, the village has earned the right to append its name to the existing Cotes du Roussillon Villages title, as have the parishes of CaramanyLatour de France and Lesquerde.

The coat of arms of Tautavel

The Cotes du Roussillon Villages appellation covers an area in the hillier northern third of Roussillon, near Fitou. It represents wines that are a step up in quality from the more generic Cotes du Roussillon appellation.

Tautavel is the most easterly of the four named villages, located in the final outcrop of granitic hills before the coastal plains slope gently away into the Mediterranean. It was promoted in 1997 (just after Lesquerde), making it the most recently included of the group. It is also situated within the eligibility zone to make the sweet wines of the Rivesaltes appellation.

Due to their particular location, the soils around Tautavel have a high proportion of granite and quartz. Granite has been identified as a valuable element of many French terroirs; it is an efficient heat retainer, provides rapid drainage and is of low fertility, forcing vines to form deep, strong root systems. The local topography shelters the area around Tautavel from wind, and is also responsible for the low rainfall. The climate here is definitively Mediterranean, but due to the topography and slightly increased altitude (650ft/200m), it is very slightly cooler and drier than the coastal areas just to the east. 

Carignan, Grenache and Syrah are the principal grape varieties used to produce Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel wines. Carignan, which historically made up the majority component, was vinified by carbonic maceration in order to accentuate fruitier flavors in the wines, rather than its tannic, rustic character. Modern producers now use standard fermentation methods and increasing quantities of Syrah and Grenache, to bring greater complexity to the wines and make them more appealing to international consumers.

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We found 25 wines produced in this region.
Wine Name
Grape 
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Gerard Bertrand Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Grand Terroir, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $15 5411
Domaine Gardies Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Clos de Vignes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $25 15844
Domaine Fontanel Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Prieure, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Grenache - Mourvedre - Syrah $23 21633
Domaine Gardies Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Les Falaises, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $45 92246
Domaine Fontanel Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Cistes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $13 94256
Gerard Bertrand Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Reserve, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $6 97514
Gerard Bertrand Hommage aux Vignerons Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Grenache (Garnacha) $36 105036
Domaine des Chenes Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Le Mascarou, Languedoc-Roussillon,France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $11 180273
Domaine des Chenes Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel La Carissa, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $23 200382
Gerard Bertrand Arago 21 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Grenache - Mourvedre - Syrah $8 200382
Les Vignerons de Tautavel Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Roc Amour, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $21 212685
La Difference Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel La Racine Carre, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $11 219774
Les Vignerons de Tautavel Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Les Vingt Marches, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $26 219774
Gerard Bertrand Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Grand Sang et Or, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $6 227884
Les Vignerons de Tautavel Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Silex, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $18 227884
Domaine Mounie Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Expression, Languedoc-Roussillon, France N/A $26 248723
Les Vignerons de Tautavel Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Reserve Vieilles Vignes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $13 248723
Vignerons Catalans Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Les villages de Terroir Catalan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $10 248723
Les Vignerons des Cotes d'Agly Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel Expression, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Carignan - Grenache - Syrah $6 261221
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Cote Du Roussillon Village Tautavel Grands Sang Or Gerard Bertrand Red  
Cote Du Roussillon Village Tautavel Les Garrigues Helene Claude Migail Red  
Cote Du Roussillon Village Tautavel Maitre Vignerons De Red  
Les Vignerons De Lanrous Mas Jaume Cuvee Candice Cote Du Roussillon Village Tautavel Red Languedoc  
 
 

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