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.
Tasting Notes: A celebration of the region’s pre-historic past, Silex is the top bottling from Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau. Loaded with ripe, red and dark aromas (black currant, black cherry, raspberry liqueur), with complex baking spice and mineral notes on the nose. The rich, opulent palate retains a surprising sense of balance. A well structured wine with a long, lingering finish.
Serve With: Excellent with rib-roast, lamb skewers, seared duck breast with port wine sauce, and other rich, red-meat preparations.