Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 2017

$64.00

Long the driving force of the Bandol appellation, Tempier has entered a new phase in its evolution with the appointment of Daniel Ravier as winemaker. Daniel comes to the Domaine with extensive experience in the Bandol region. The Domaine, owned by the Tempier family since 1834, is focusing on producing exceptional wines with a great ageing potential. ‘This is Bandol at its very best: rich, profound and very long lasting.’ – CLIVE COATES

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Long the driving force of the Bandol appellation, Tempier has entered a new phase in its evolution with the appointment of Daniel Ravier as winemaker. Daniel comes to the Domaine with extensive experience in the Bandol region. The Domaine, owned by the Tempier family since 1834, is focusing on producing exceptional wines with a great ageing potential. ‘This is Bandol at its very best: rich, profound and very long lasting.’ – CLIVE COATES

The grapes used to make their rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20 years old. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each varietal in this wine. The presence of Mourvedre gives this wine its strong character, balance and complexity. An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rosé. The palate is rounded and full with fruity aromas of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by acidic balance

The grapes are harvested by hand. In the ripening process, Tempier aims for a hint of freshness with some acidity and slightly less alcohol than for their red wines. The harvest takes place over a one-month period from the last week of August onwards. Harvested into 30kg crates – grape selection takes place in the vineyard and in the chai (winery). After full destemming the grapes are pressed to obtain their juice and cold maceration is performed to extract the fruit aromas and achieve the desired pale colour. Vat bleeding techniques are rarely used. The wine is then vinified by the traditional method used for making white wine, with careful temperature control. The rosé is stored in concrete vats for 8 months before bottling.

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 30 x 30 x 10 cm