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Bandol Rosé 2014

Grape variety:  60% Mourvèdre, 35% Cinsault, 5% Grenache

Terroir:     Limestone and clay soils. Vineyard cultivated in terraces (locally called “restanques”) on the steep slopes of a natural cirque, facing south.

Yields:    39 hl/ha

Vinification : The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted in the vineyard. They are then sorted again at the cellar before being de-stemmed, and pressed. The fermentation lasts 20 days on average. The wines are aged 6 months in concrete tanks. 

Vintage:     2014  began with a very wet winter.    Spring was quite dry and conditions were good and healthy for the growing vines.  The summer was dry although quite cool which led us to believe that harvesting would be late. However welcome rains at the end of August and a rise in temperature in September helped accelerate the maturity of the grapes. The rosé harvesting began on 3rd  September and finished on 26th September.

Taste: Attractive bright pink colour tinged with orange hues. Intense bouquet with citrus and white stone fruits aromas. The taste is elegant and full-bodied revealing a mixture of fruity and spicy flavours. The aftertaste is lingering and intense, both fresh and voluptuous at the same time.

Serve: 10° to 12° with Mediterranean or Asian dishes, salads or tapas.

Ageing potential: up to 3 years, this rosé will express the vivacity and crispiness of young wines. But it is also suitable for keeping : if you are patient enough (from 4 to 10 years), this rosé will gain in intensity and reveal spicy notes, hints of fruit jam and fennel, but still keeping a solid structure and an incredible freshness. It will pair perfectly with tajins, lobsters, or risottos.

Awards : special mention and 2 stars in Guide Hachette des vins 2016

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