2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose

Year: 2016
Appellation: Bandol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$34.95

"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:
GRAPE VARIETIES:
Mourvèdre (50 %), Grenache (28%), Cinsault (20%), Carignan (2%)

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

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

HARVEST:
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.

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

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