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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.

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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cinsault

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

  • 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...

  • Grenache

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

  • 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...

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  • Gassier

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

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

  • 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 l'Olivette

    For two centuries now, the vineyard has been under the loving protection of one family... Over th...

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  • Chateau des Baumelles Bandol 2012


    Crisp acidity, stoney minerality with some notes of strawberry. Very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by pboss

  • You've never had liquor with chocolate 'pudding', Greg?  One ... a match. Unless maaaaaaaybe Bandol.  ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic Making bad wine taste good

  • Ok, here's the site:, proffering 'French wines--a ... area's white wines is Bandol, celebrated since the middle ages."Oh, and it lists a 'Medoc' region separate from a 'Bordeaux' region.It's been up and operating since 2003, apparently. How? Why? I can imagine a few French wine industry or even governmental bureaucrats I know s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Big Al has arrived, but...

  • Haven't had any Bandol rose other than Tempier for too many years. Any TNs? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bandol Rose; any comments

  • -- a Venue will carry a Bandol Rose, Nice, Domaine Ott and ? (where I work) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bandol Rose; any comments

  • Domaine la Suffrene Mourvedre Blend Bandol 2009


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    Wine review by gntop1

  • Basically, I'm moving half of my CA wines out...what used to make up 50+% ... up 50+% ... Hungary, Spain, Bandol, etc.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic How has your cellar changed?

  • Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Mourvédre Provence Bandol 2007


    Enjoyed this deep, complex red in the Salon at Per Se. Great with meat course. Read More

    Wine review by Cab Lovers

  • I'm a big believer in going relatively simple at TG and letting the food be ... that has a lot of acid, a Bandol Rose and have been debating what to do about a red. There's a pretty good Languedoc 100% Syrah on sale in PA that is ready to go and solid. On the other hand I don't think Pinot will have any trouble standing up to smoked poultr Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Thanksgiving thread

  • Domaine de Terrebrune Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rose 2012


    Day bright. Salmon Pink, with little rim variation. Faint nose of metal, faint citrus, and overripe melon. Palate is a touch of melon, balanced with citrus and acid. Lovely. Drinks too well. Read More

    Wine review by TheBigHerm

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