Provence, France

Delille Vigneron

Terre d'Ombre Vin de Pays du Mont Caume Mourvedre Blend 2018

Delicious big bodied red with great depth when it breathes. Big but not overpowering with lots of bright fresh fruit. Would love to pour as an everyday. $62 at Blackbird in Bozeman. — 6 days ago

Alex, LM and 3 others liked this

Château la Tour de l'Évêque

Vendanges Manuelles Rosé 2020

Not a Cabernet-Syrah blend (where does Delectable get this stuff?). A classic Rhône varietal Provençal blend led by Carignan. Deep, star bright salmon pink. Abundant nose of Montmorency cherry, and strawberry. Juicy, medium light palate echoes the nose adding a hint of anise and earth. Lingering finish for a rosé. Remarkably complex rosé from the creator of the prevailing Provence style, Régine Sumiere. Enjoy as a sipper or with a wide range of foods, especially the classic salade Niçoise. Drink now. — 20 days ago

Ron, Daniel and 5 others liked this

Domaine de l'Abbeye

Clos Beylesse Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2019

Interesting since I last had. Switched to synthetic cork. — 8 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 6 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

La Migoua Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2015

Nice bright red fruit. Firm tannin. Gained length after a little air. Showing a little bitterness that I’m not sure will soften with age. — 8 days ago

Vanessa, Stephen and 25 others liked this

Château Pradeaux

Bandol Mourvedre 2014

Châteaux Pradeaux is located in Bandol AOC, of Provence, France, near the magnificent coastal town of Saint Cyr-sur-Mer, situated on the Mediterranean Sea. I imagine there are breathtaking views of the azure waters from the vineyards and estate of Château Pradeaux. 🌊

Generations of the Portalis family have produced wines from this estate dating back to 1752. The land has seen devastation such as the French Revolution, Phylloxera, and World War II, and yet today it remains strong, carrying forward the family traditions, thanks to the fortitude, will, and courage of the Portalis family. 💪

👁 It is medium ruby with garnet rim variation. It has a subtle haze, perhaps because this wine was not fined nor filtered.

👃 On the nose this wine has a baked, black fruit quality, with notes of blackberry, plum, and black cherry 🍒 ; also notes of dried lavender, anise, clove, cedar, nutmeg, tobacco, leather, peat moss, meat, and barnyard.

👄 On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, high tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors that are consistent with the nose.

The grapes were not destemmed in the winemaking process, which has undoubtedly contributed to the strong and grippy tannins experienced in the glass. This wine benefits from decanting and could also benefit from more time in the bottle. 👍

In sum, this wine tells a story of commitment, perseverance, and respect for the land from which it’s cultivated. It’s made with minimal intervention and has 95% Mourvèdre and 5% Grenache. 📚

Château Pradeaux, Bandol Rouge, 2014, ABV 13%.
— 8 days ago

Ericsson, Dawn and 26 others liked this

Château Miraval

Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2019

Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019: Vibrant acidity & soft minerality with notes of strawberry, raspberry, citrus & peach. Even with some wind & fog, our beach day was still filled with laughter & smiles as this rosé made the day extra bright & sunny! Have a great week. Cheers🍷 — 22 days ago

Trixie, Severn and 3 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Gorgeous beach and pup 🐶 photo with the wine. It is a nice wine, we've enjoyed it before.

Peyrassol

Cuvée des Commanderie Côtes de Provence Rose Cinsault Blend 2019

Strawberry jolly rancher, watermelon rind, black cherry (skin, flesh n pit), crushed minerals — 3 days ago

Severn, Josh and 5 others liked this

Domaine du Bagnol

Cassis Clairette Blend 2019

French rose. Nice light acid, fairly dry and decent heft for a bitch ass rose. Strawberries and peaches with minerality. Motorboat your sister in the back yard with this shit on a Sunday afternoon. #donkeypunch — 3 days ago

Eric, Turd and 1 other liked this
Turd Ferguson

Turd Ferguson

That escalated quickly
TigerGFP

TigerGFP

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Domaine La Suffrene

Bandol Rosé Mourvedre Blend 2019

Watermelon Jolly Rancher > Cherry Honey Ricola > Black Elderberry Sambucol > Grilled Sugared Blood Oranges > Thyme & Gravel...B@D @$$ B@NDOL RO$É — 4 days ago

Josh, Dawn and 7 others liked this

Domaine de La Vallongue

Garrigues Les Baux de Provence Rosé Blend 2015

2015 Vintage. 13% Alcohol. Lovely strawberry’s. Thank you Garagiste! — 7 days ago

David, James and 7 others liked this