Bandol: pink or white.
It’s a slight culture shock as a moron gringo in the South of France when wines by the glass are identified not by producer or even by grape but simply by place. Bandol didn’t mean much to me as a place, I drove through it en route to Toulon from Marseille on le D559 but that was about it. Probably it was the fact that it was a vague homonym for bandit drew me to it — which is admittedly kind of lame, but the wine seemed to deliver. Any more than the progeny of any other Mediterranean town would have? Je ne sais pas. But this, this wine right here, is a phenomenal rosé.
50% Mourvèdre, 40% Cinsault, 10% Grenache from Bandol. — 5 days ago
Light salmon hue. Aromas and flavors of cherry, lemon zest, orange, peach, pineapple, rose petal, and strawberry, with hints of lavender. Medium body and high acidity. Smooth yet clean mouthfeel. Aromatic and crisp, with a refreshing finish of minerals. — 11 days ago
Yep you saw that price tag correctly 😱!! My favorite wine stop in Iowa City decided these were not moving! So I ever so graciously took the last three off of his hands!
@David T I was slightly concerned...no temp/climate control..just sitting on the shelf (thoughts?). Chance it I did and nothing off with this Tempier!
Delicious as always previous notes apply!
Lucky I am! 👍😁🤷♂️ — a day ago
Very complementary to seafood (especially oysters). Light and airy rose. — 7 hours ago
My search for the perfect summer beverage began early this year. Definitely one of the better Provençal rosés I have had. Crisp and drinkable but would also hold up with a meal! — 4 days ago
Interesting, easy wine, fruity wine with some complexity thanks to cinsault te Cabernet — 13 hours ago
Pleasant with my mildly flavored pasta dish, not really standing on its own, but competent. Strawberries, and a bit of dirt! — 10 days ago