91 points Wine Enthusiast
"It's no surprise that this rich rosé from Bandol is 50% Mourvèdre. That grape gives the wine density, an opulent, spice and perfume character and aging potential. The wine will be at its best from late 2021."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Around 50% Mourvèdre, 25% Cinsault and 25% Grenache, from vines planted on southwest facing hillsides, with clay/limestone soil. The grapes are hand-harvested, after which the bunches are cooled down to 50C for a two day cold soak in order to extract fruit, color and aromatics. The juice is then racked off and the grapes are pressed to stainless steel tanks. 10% of the wine is saignée, the rest come from grapes treated as for making white wine. Following a cool fermentation (18C or 64F) during which the malolactic is blocked, the wine is fined and bottled. By law, Bandol rosé cannot be sold before March 1st. Tasting Notes: Classic Provençal rosé with delightful tree-fruit and citrus notes (peach, nectarine, grapefruit) and a crisp finish. Structured and complex, with citrus and red fruit on the palate.