Estate: Eric Pfifferling and his wines are legendary. His wines have somewhat of a cult status, elusive and difficult to find. When you do find them, snatch them up because they won’t be there for long. Up until 2002 Eric worked the family property, selling his grapes to a local cooperative. A former beekeeper, he realized the full potential of his exceptional terroir and extremely old vines, located in the heart of Tavel, on the east side of the Rhône River. Certified organic, vines and harvests are all done by hand, he “avoids all manipulation in the winery, meaning no added yeast, enzymes, or sulfur”.
His son Thibault has worked alongside him since 2010, with the 2018 vintage Thibault and his brother Joris are managing the 17 hectares of vineyards. For a closer look, check out L’Anglore: In The Tavel Vines With Thibault Pfifferling over at Sprudge Wine.
Winemaking: Vines are over 60 years in age, in white clay and sandy soils.
2500 bottles produced.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red in colour, with aromas of cranberry, hibiscus, cherry, citrus blossom and white pepper. Cherry, strawberry and watermelon fuse with eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender along with a vein of chalky minerality, backed by silky black tea tannins and fresh acidity. A beam of rich cherry compote accents the spicy finish. Silky, fresh, engaging and striking.
Field blend of Grenache, Clairettte & Cinsault
Bottled by Famille Pfifferling Vignerons