This cuvée is named "Bartavelles" which is French for the "Rock Partridge".
The wine is quite aromatic, with boysenberry, blackcurrant, peppery and graphite notes. Ample in the mouth with a creamy structure, soft, harmonious and elegant tannins. The finish is long and juicy.
Excellent with grilled red meat or game. Also excellent with cheese.
“I adored the 2019 Bandol Cuvee les Bartavelles, which features a dark, saturated purple-black color, seductive scents of vanilla, cedar, blackberries, plums, and cola. Almost entirely Mourvèdre (it contains 5% Grenache), it's full-bodied, rich and modern in style, yet not without local character, as it picks up hints of tree bark and adds some dusty tannins on the long finish.” - Joe CZERWINSKI"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (January 2023), 93 pts
"Big, black fruits with some serious tannins as well as dryness at the core, suggest this wine is still young. It has ripe wood-aged flavors that go alongside the black plum skin texture and dark coffee flavors. Drink the wine from 2025. - ROGER VOSS"
- Wine Enthusiast (September 2022), 92 pts
"The 2016 Bandol Cuvee les Bartavelles is lush, open and inviting. Marked by hints of pencil shavings and boysenberries, this 95% Mourvèdre cuvée is medium to full-bodied, creamy textured and easy to drink. It should be consumed over the next decade. - Joe CZERWINSKI"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 16th 2019), 90 pts
Domaine Roche Redonne, founded in 1989, is a family owned winery run by Henri and Geneviève Tournier. The property is located on the foothills of the Bandol appellation, along the ...