Terrebrune Bandol Rouge (750ml)
In 1963 the Paris trained sommelier Georges Delille bought property in Ollioules, just east of Bandol. This idyllic spot, surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean sea became Domaine Terrebrune after many years of renovating, terracing and replanting vineyards following the advice of the famed Domaine Tempier’s Lucien Peyraud. In 1980, Georges son, fresh out of winemaking school joined in on the venture and released their first bottle of Terrebrune. These Bandol’s differ from their neighbor’s in that they exhibit a certain freshness and minerality due to the Trias limestone at work in the bedrock here. The soil is healthy and rich in nutrients thanks to organic ile the Mediterranean provides gentle cooling breezes that also contribute to ensuring freshness in the wine. This, in turn translates to wines for great long-term cellaring for all of their wines.
85% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 5% Cinsault grown on soils composed of limestone pebbles in brown clay, blue limestone bedrock and marl and farmed without the use of any chemical herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers. The yields are kept to a low 35-38 hl/ha, grapes are hand harvested and selected in the vineyard. Grapes are de-stemmed and gently pressed, fermented with indigenous yeasts in underground temperature controlled cuves for 15 -21 days, maceration by pump over and then aged for 18 months in oak foudres before being bottled, unfined and unfiltered. This wine has the potential to age 30 years.