Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2020


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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 2% Carignan

Localization: Provence, France

Tasting Notes: It shows a deep ruby color. Aromas of dark fruit. Intense smooth tannins. After 5 or 6 years of aging, the wine will develop notes of leather, forest floor, and small red fruit.

Notes: Grapes grown at various vineyards of the Domaine come from a mix of clay and limestone soils.

Traditionally tilled soil (both mechanically and by hand) without herbicides. The vines are treated without any chemical fungicides. Yields are kept to 35/38 hectolitres per hectare to allow the grapes to reach their full potential.

The grapes are harvested by hand and carried in small bins (30 kg). Clusters are hand-selected in the vineyard and in the cellar.

After destemming, the grapes are traditionally fermented with natural yeast; vinified for 2 or 3 weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel or concrete vats. Once pressed, the wine is put in large oak casks (25 to 75hl) to complete malolactic fermentation and to mature for 18 to 20 months. Bottled without fining or filtering.

The Domain: It all starts with the heart of Bandol land, in an amphitheater of hills and terraces diving up to the shores of the Mediterranean sea. The exceptional sunshine, the breeze from the sea, and the Mistral wind offer a perfect balance between wind and rain… The terroirs of the Tempier domain are various and complex and form a patchwork of plots with geological diversity soils spreading on over a 60-hectare area. The domain has diversified topologies and exposures, as well as old vines. La Bastide au Plan du Castellet, la Migoua, la Tourtine, Cabassaou… Each terroir is watched and worked with care to release its whole personality through four great cuvées.