Rarely in your exploration of the world of wine will you discover anything displaying the robust and complex flavours of the Mourvedre grape as well as this example from Bandol.
Ruby-intensive, with delicate aromas of red fruit. Tannins with good length on the finish.
|Producer||Domaine de la Garenne|
|Keeping||Drink within 5 years of bottling.|
Hand picked, de-stemmed and crushed. Thermo controlled fermentation to 25°C. Malolactic fermentation and aging for 18 months.
Situated just to the north of Bandol, near the village of La Cadiere you will find the Domaine de la Garenne. The estate was originally owned by Maitre Braquety, an avid hunter of rabbits. His heirs however did not necessarily share his passion, puchased the neighbouring land and in 1941, planted vines of Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault.
The vineyard is now run by Beatrix de Balincourt. Bandol is more well known for its Rose, but the red and white made by Beatrix are fabulous bottles with unique characters.