Bandol Wine


Bandol is the most interesting and quality-oriented appellation in Provence. It is best known for its serious, ageworthy wines made mostly from Mourvedre. In all the world, this is where Mourvedre achieves its loftiest expression. The reds must be aged for at least 18 months in barrel before release, and the best, from the likes of Pradeaux and Tempier, can improve for decades in bottle.

The climate here is Mediterranean, and some rose and white wine is also made to accommodate the heat and the seafood-centric cuisine. The main white varieties are Clairette, Bourboulenc, Ugni Blanc, and Sauvignon Blanc.

– Description from Kate Statton

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  • Clairette

    Clairette is one of the thirteen grape varieties permitted in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. It is also commonl...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Cinsault

    History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc region...

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  • Gassier

    Only few kilometres from Aix-en-Provence, and nestling in the foothills of the famous Mount Saint...

  • Domaine Tempier

    Domaine Tempier is located at Le Plan du Castellet. Its vineyards stretch over three different co...

  • Domaine de la Tour du Bon

    The vine weaves through these pages, inviting you to share the history of this charming estate, s...

  • Domaine de la Vivonne

    ...When nothing is left of a distant past, after the death of all beings, and after the destructi...

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... with the long-lived wines of Bandol. This wine has the classic grip of Mourvèdre with the tannic structure to age, yet is more generous than the young wines of Bandol generally are. The nose offers floral and dried fruit notes and the palate is lighter and more e... Read More

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  • DMCKER...CHEERS!Thank you, DMCKER, so very much for all of that valuable ... I recall your Bandol gems and the way you master left bank right bank talk......CHEERS AGAIN!! Read More

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  • Domaines Ott Rouge Chateau Romassan 2012


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    Wine review by Ginger M

  • I kinda like "I will positively reconstruct the nature of my ... places as Collioure and Bandol, of course. I've done similarly in Campania, too. Thailand and Goa, not quite the same.. Read More

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  • I've taken the liberty of posting a portion of Kermit Lynch's most ... ... ... ras, Domaine Tempier Bandol, and Chateau La Roque with Joe Bastianich’s Vespa bianco with our cheeses.Wine leads us to the food that becomes our favorite. It would be unthinkable for a Frenchman to eat his becasse (woodcock) without a fine wine, say a Clos de la Ro... Read More

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  • Domaine Bunan Bandol Moulin des Costes 2009


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Chateau Pibamon Bandol 1998


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  • La Bastide Blanche Bandol 2012


    Easy drinking wine. Dark fruit with a little pepper and spice on finish. Read More

    Wine review by minimode

  • Domaines Ott Bandol Rose Chateau Romassan 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • The iron notes are absolutely the soil.  No question about that.  But ... fair bit of Mourvedre.  Bandol, which is heavier on Mourvedre, is also very gamy.  I think the iron notes were a different thing and were a big source of what you didn't like about Cascine delle Rose.  I also agree those aren't going away, so unload the rest on me when I ... Read More

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