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Domaine Le Galantin, Bandol Rouge 2017
France / Red

Domaine Le Galantin, Bandol Rouge 2017

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from VOS Selections:

"The tiny appellation of Bandol is located directly on the Mediterranean coast, just east of Marseille. Following the steps of her father Achille, who bought the land in 1960 and produced his first vintage in 1972, Céline Pascale took over the domaine in 1999. She is helped by her brother Jérôme, who takes care of the vineyards. Today, Domaine le Galantin farms 30 hectares of terraced vineyards located in Le Plan du Castellet. Everything is hand-harvested.

The ancient steep vineyards of Bandol - first planted by Phocaean Greeks c.600BC - are the perfect home for Mourvèdre. This variety produces wines that can age at least three decades. As at le Galantin, the best vineyards are planted on poor clay and sandy soil on old terraces, known locally as restanques. The appellations's 1400 hectares of largely south facing vineyards get an extraordinary 3,000 hours of sun a year, but the heat is tempered by constant wind and also humidity from the sea."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Bandol
Region
Provence
Varieties
Mourvedre and Grenache
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Mostly clay
Winemaking
90% Mourvèdre and 10% old-vines Grenache, 20% whole cluster fermentation, 80% destemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, pressed after 20 days, and aged for 22 months in 70 to 90 hectolitre foudres and demi-muids (one new and the rest 2 to 6 year old) before release.