Bandol, France


Brother and sister Celine and Jerome have transformed a small rosé operation into a modern winery. Bandol has one of the longest growing cycles in France, but also some of the lowest yields resulting in muscular wines. Mostly Mourvèdre with a touch of Grenache, this wine is dark purple and concentrated with aromas of truffle and leather. A twenty-two-month period of aging in oak barrels temper the wild nature of this wine. The spicy character and spunky black fruit flavors meld together in harmony. The Bandol terroir creates wines with superior aging capabilities. The firm tannins will stand up to rich dishes such as grilled lamb or game.