2014 Domaine de la Begude Bandol Rouge

Year: 2014
Appellation: Bandol
Country: France
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$27.95

$44-$50 LIST PRICE, THIS IS A KILLER DEAL

2017 Wine Enthusiast TOP 100 Wines: #69

90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache.

"This is an impressively rich, still very young wine. Dominated by Bandol's own Mourvèdre grape, it is dense and concentrated. Spice and dark red fruits are shot through with a wonderful herbal character that conjures the southern warmth. The wine is still just setting out and will not be ready to drink before 2019." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Soil: Clay-limestone
Culture: Organic without pesticides nor chemicals additives
Yield: 20 hectoliters/hectare
Harvest: Manual in small cases
Winemaking: Double sorting, 100% destemming, skin contact, with daily sticking in order to optimize color and aromatic extraction
Alcoholic fermentation: 15 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 18 months in oak cask