2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose

Year: 2016
Appellation: Bandol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
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"This has a lovely balance of zip and richness, with peach, mango and blood orange notes, lifted by bright savory and rosemary accents. Shows a stony edge on the finish. Drink now. 2,741 cases imported. -J.M." (WS)

Winery Notes:
Mourvèdre (50 %), Grenache (28%), Cinsault (20%), Carignan (2%)

Grapes grown at various vineyards of the Domaine with more or less sun exposure. Mix of clay and limestone.

Traditionally tilled soil (both mechanically and by hand) without the use of herbicides. The vines are treated without any chemical fungicides.

The grapes are harvested by hand and carried in small bins (30 kg). Clusters are hand-s selected in the vineyard and in the cellar.

By pressing : directly or after skin cold maceration (12° C) or by saignées (between 5 and 10 %).

Crystal clear with salmon pink color that goes well with many kinds of food especially provençal food. Served at around 11°C.