Eye: Youthful Coral color
Nose: Fruity notes of Strawberry, Cherry blossom and watermelon.
Mouth: savory, quenching and round with a nice balanced finish.
Drink: from 2016 until 2020
Opening: ½ hour before serving. Decanting is highly recommended
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||80% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache||ABV:||13.5%|
|Aging:||2 months on fine lees in stainless steel|
Age of the rootstocks: 20 years old
Harvest: Manual in small basket
Winemaking: double sorting , 100% destemming, pressing of the berries precedes alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with regulated temperature. 100% indigenous yeast.
It traditionally pairs well with fish, seafood, white meat and provencal dishes, such as Bouillabaisse (fish soup). It is also excellent with cheese and "international cuisine", spicy Indian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese cuisine.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE378029MVS||750ml||6||Glass||7 84585 00330 3||1 07 84585 00330 0||$32.95|
"This is a rich style of rosé, due to the high proportion of Mourvèdre in the blend and to the warm exposure of the vineyard. But it is balanced, the rich red fruits easily cut with acidity and with a touch of minerality. Drink the wine now. - Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2018), 91 pts
"This is deep salmon pink with copper highlights and is all about the red fruits. There’s strawberry on the nose but without being at all jammy. In the mouth it's equally ripe and fruity, but it's a real wine - not a bubblegum rosé. It’s structured, with an edge of tannin and a zip of freshness to balance the fruit, and a long finish. - Sarah Jane Evans MW"
- Decanter (October 4th 2018), 91 pts
"From a great domaine, the 2017 Bandol Rosé (80% Mourvèdre and 20% Grenache) is, as always, made in a slightly richer style, and shows complex notes of cherries, garrigue, spice, and even a touch of earth. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and length, it’s a rosé for the dinner table and will keep for another year or so."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 90 pts
"This rich, orange-pink-colored wine is intensely fruity while also structured. Dry although with a good streak of ripe berry and orange flavors, the wine is very much for food. The ripe aftertaste lingers deliciously. - Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2018), 90 pts
"A terrific food Rosé, the 2015 Bandol Rose sports a medium pink color to go with lots of salty minerality, bright cherry, and strawberry aromas and flavors. It has texture and freshness. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 90 pts
"Rich, lightly colored and full of acidity, this wine is rich in texture and flavor for a Provence rosé. Plenty of ripe strawberry and citrus flavors are lifted by spice and generous acidity. The wine is ready to drink, although it will be better from late 2016."
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2016), 89 pts
"With 60% Mourvèdre, this blend is rich and spicy. It has great acidity, still fresh and accented by red and citrus fruits. Minerality and an herbal element come from the garrigue that surrounds the vines. The wine has certainly benefited from a year's aging."
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2016), 90 pts
"This plump, creamy style offers lightly muddled fresh strawberry and white cherry flavors lined with a subtle tea note through the finish. Drink now. 55 cases imported. JM"
- Wine Spectator (2015), 88 pts
"A solid effort from this seaside appellation, the 2014 Bandol Rose has lots of cherry blossom, watermelon, blackberry and floral characteristics to go with a medium-bodied, juicy and nicely balanced feel on the palate. One of the more fruit-driven rosés from Bandol, it nevertheless has some tannic grip and should drink nicely over the coming year.- Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #219, June 2015), 87 pts