Rich, viscous, nervy, and wonderfully lemony, DomaineTempier has created a southern masterpiece. A freshly grilled fish and a hot summer day know no better companion.
60% Clairette, 18% Ugni Blanc, 19% Bourboulenc, 3% Marsanne
The reputation of Bandol wine, indeed its very survival at all, owes much to the determination of the late, great Lucien Peyraud who so properly recognised the virtues of this exceptional terroir and knew that the awkward Mourvedre grape was the key to unlocking the true potential of its steep slopes and terraces, set back a few kilometres from the Mediterranean in one of the sunniest corners of France. In large part due to his efforts, the Bandol was recognised as an AOC in 1941. Domaine Tempier is recognised worldwide for the quality and longevity of its wines. Even this rosé, so gloriously enjoyable when young and fresh, improves and develops with age, so don't be afraid to salt a few bottles away for future summers...