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 check out L’Anglore: In The Tavel Vines With Thibault Pfifferling over at Sprudge Wine.
Winemaking: Grapes are from the vineyards of Gaël Petit, of Domaine Moulin-La-Viguerie fame.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red in colour, with aromas of raspberry, strawberry, iron minerality, garigue and white pepper. Raspberry liqueur, strawberry, blackberry and mint are framed by Darjeeling tea tannins and fresh acidity. Cherry, garrigue dark chocolate and baking spice linger on the plush finish. Intense, vivid and powerful.
Blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan
Vinified and Bottled by Eric Pfifferling