Bandol is not for the faint of heart. This tiny region in Provence produces some of the biggest wines on earth. Estate dates back to the 1920s and is currently run by the 4th generation. Mourvèdre is both king and queen here, ruling over the wines with a firm yet beautiful hand.
As for this rosé, expect a full/rich mouthfeel, as this wine undergoes a 2nd fermentation called malolactic fermentation, typically reserved for most reds and the occasional Chardonnay. As is the classic style from Bandol, this southern French rosé is quite the powerhouse. As full-bodied as they come, this wine will continue to pair long into the colder months.
Grape: Mourvèdre 60%, Cinsault 20%, Grenache 20%
Region: Bandol, Provence, France
Farming: Organic (ECOCERT, Agriculture Biologique), hand harvested, limestone soil
Winery: 1st and 2nd fermentation (malolactic) in stainless, minimal filtration