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Bandol Rosé 2015

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

Average age of vines: 20 years

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: After a very rainy winter, which helped to fill the reserves of soil water, spring began coldly. Early April the first buds have hatched. Spring was particularly dry, allowing the vines to grow in very favorable conditions, healthy, promising a good harvest. In early June, temperatures were worthy of August. They provoked storms benefactors for the vines that were beginning to reclaim water. In the summer, hot and dry weather accelerated the ripening of the grapes. The harvest began on August 31 by the Grenache and Cinsault rosé. The Mourvèdre, growing on deeper clay soils, are made to wait a little longer. The harvest ended September 22. 

Taste: Attractive bright pink colour tinged with orange hues. Intense bouquet with vine peach and tropical fruits, 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: Great gastronomic wine, serve at 10°C to 12°C with Mediterranean or Asian dishes, salads or tapas.

Awards :

  • Platinum Medal at DWWA
    08/06/16
    Platinum Medal at DWWA
    Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the most prestigious competition of wine in the world. Our Bandol Rosé 2015 is awarded with a Platinum medal with the outstanding score of 96/100, and the "Best in Show" award ! (best rosé among more than 1000 rosés wines tasted !)
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  • Decanter, été 2016
    19/01/18
    Decanter, été 2016
    La revue anglaise Decanter publie le palmarès des meilleurs vins 2018, au premier rang duquel figure notre Bandol Rosé 2015, qui a reçu la médaille "platinum best in show" et la note de 96/100, se hissant ainsi en tête du concours des rosés sur 650 rosés présentés.
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  • Gold Medal at the
    04/03/16
    Gold Medal at the "Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2016"
    For our second vintage, the Bandol Rosé 2015 wins a nice gold medal at the General Agriculture of the Paris Fair
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