Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose (750ml)
The iconic Domaine Tempier has been an active family run farm since 1834 and was given to “Lulu” Tempier and Lucien Peyraud in 1936 as a gift from Lucie’s father. Thanks to Lucien’s dedication in helping revive the Mourvedre grape, Bandol is often cited as being a “grand cru of Provence”.
The Rose is a blend of 50% Mourvedre, 28% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 2% Carignan. The grapes used to make this rosé come from selected parcels of 20 year old vines. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each varietal in this wine. The grapes are hand harvested over a one-month period from the last week of August onwards and only the best fruit is selected in the winery. After full destemming the grapes are pressed to obtain their juice and cold maceration is performed to extract the fruit aromas and achieve the desired pale colour. The wine is then vinified by the traditional method used for making white wine, with careful temperature control. The rosé is stored in concrete vats for 8 months before bottling. The presence of Mourvedre gives this wine its strong character, balance and complexity. An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rosé.The palate is rounded and full with fruity aromas of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by acidic balance