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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  • 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...

  • Clairette

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Domaine de la Vivonne

    ...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 Tempier

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

  • 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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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • First part done.So the locals also suggested Jocko's to my wife, and we ... we ... Mourvedre and Syrah, Bandol or southern Rhone,  but Cab and Mourvedre sound like they would clash.  Well, not so much, it turns out.  I also tasted the Syrah from two locations, one cooler and one warmer, with about 14% grenache.  Surprisingly good for a Centra... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Two Quick Trips, Your latest...

  • RBA, great write up and great pics, they were all oriented properly on my ... ... consumed, also, a rose from Bandol - how did that tast Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • I am drinking a Bandol from the south of France ,a Chateau Vannieres 1999.made from 95% mourverde and 5% grenache.There is some blackcurrant and cherry style fruit there but it is very dry and tannic. I had a Jumilla from Spain a few weeks ago [Carta Roja Monastrell Gran Reserva ] which is also a mourverde wine but was far better Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Château Vannières Bandol Rosé 1999


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the ... website. Bandol is an AOC createed in 1941 for red,white and rose wines from the area around the mediterranean seaside village of that name between Toulon and Marseilles. Chateau Vannieres is an old estate of 34 hectares now owned and run by the Boisseaux family and this red is 95% mourv... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • I'm going to go against what the previous two have recommended for the main ... at all with chocolate are Bandol and Ports and sweet Sherries and Madeiras and maybe some Italian Vin Santo or Marsala. Non-vintage ports and sherries will be your best bet budget-wise (although personally I'd go with a digestif like brandy, and a coffee), so here I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Twist on surf and turf and...

  • Domaine de l'Olivette Bandol Blanc 2012


    Le 09/10/2014 Nez d'agrumes, tres rond en bouche, difficile a distinguer d'un rosé. Meilleur frais Read More

    Wine review by olivierloria

  • Gros Nore Bandol Rose 2012


    I stand by my decision, Every, every SE Florida Wine destination should carry a ... ... love the Dry rose from Bandol. and hope she makes our list @ Barolo. Thanks for the taste Mr. Pascale Parodi of Gros-No Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin

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