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Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rosé 2020
France / Rosé

Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rosé 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Notes from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant:

When Lucie “Lulu” Tempier married Lucien Peyraud in 1936, her father gave them Domaine Tempier, an active farm that had been in the family since 1834, near Le Plan du Castellet, just outside the Mediterranean seaport village of Bandol. Tasting a pre-phylloxera bottle of Domaine Tempier Bandol (a wedding gift from his father-in-law) inspired Lucien to research the terroir of Bandol extensively.  Up until that point, old vineyards planted with Mourvèdre had been systematically replanted to higher-yielding varietals.

Variations of clay and limestone soils between the vineyards produce wines that are undeniably world class. Whether it is the cult following they have established through their refreshing, age-worthy rosé (once praised by Robert Parker as the greatest rosé in the world), their Bandol Blanc, or the distinctive cuvées of Bandol rouge, the wines of Domaine Tempier stand as the proud benchmark when talking about Provençal wines.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Bandol
Region
Provence
Varieties
Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault
Farming
Organic
Soil
Clay, limestone
Winemaking
Rosé made 65% direct press, 35% maceration, partial malolactic fermentation. Wine ferments and ages 50% in stainless steel tank and 50% in concrete tank for 7 months.