Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau (VTV) is a cutting‐edge producer of Roussillon wines. Formed in 2009 by the merger of cooperatives in Tautavel and Vingrau, the focus on quality has attracted growers from 7 villages. Vineyards are in the high, cool, northern interior of Roussillon, with 20% of the acreage in the new Appellation Maury Sec, whose reputation has soared since it was established in 2011.
Named “Rocher des Buis” (Boxwood Rock) after the site of the Cathar fortress Queribus, which overlooks the famed vineyards of Maury.
Tasting Notes: Offers layers of ripe raspberry, strawberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of baking spice and light garrigue notes. Soft, supple and expansive on the palate, with fine grained tannins and long, persistent finish.
Serve With: Excellent with garlic and herb‐rubbed lamp chops, pepper encrusted steak and other boldly‐flavored red meat preparations.