From a blend of 60% Mourvèdre (greater density/body/savory) and 40% Cinsault (brighter acidity/linear/perfume), this cuvée is a perennial superstar in Provençal rosé, perhaps only rivaled by the increasingly pricey Domaine Tempier pink wine as best of the Bandol appellation. This wine’s fuller body and distinctly Mediterranean flavors beg for some shellfish/seafood/cured ham, or at least being by the seashore with your feet up! ;0 Just smelling the wine takes me to seaside Provence, salty ocean air, and garrigue herbal/floral aromas…..a benchmark, for all the right reasons.
“Shimmering orange-pink. Powerful, mineral-accented white peach, raspberry and melon scents, along with building citrus pith and floral nuances. Palate-staining red berry, blood orange, nectarine and lavender flavors deftly meld depth and energy. Shows strong tension and repeating mineral character on the strikingly long finish, which leaves a suave floral note behind.” 93 Josh Raynolds