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Château de Pibarnon Mourvedre Blend Bandol Rosé 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Oh frabjous joy - it's back! As usual small quantities only from the 'Petrus of Bandol'. Pibarnon's greatness owes much to the passion of Comte de Saint Victor who bought the property when he fell in love with its wine on holiday and subsequently restored the 13th century Bastide (a Provençal country house) and the vineyards, which were in disarray. Chateau de Pibarnon is located to the north of Bandol on the Télégraphe hill, which was once part of the Toulon-Paris optical telegraph system. He enlarged the estate carving new terraces out of the calcareous soil. The hill whereon the vineyard parcels are located is a geographical oddity, containing Triassic limestone - very different to the granite and other soils in the region. This and the altitude to 300 metres explain Pibarnon's great elegance and aromatic finesse. The Mourvèdre vines are protected from the fierce Mistral by the semi-circular amphitheatre of terraces. Vineyards tasks are carried out by hand: severe selection means low yields. There is rigorous adherence to quality in the vineyard, including careful (and traditional) gobelet training, green harvesting (removal and disposal of some bunches of grapes from the vine before ripening begins) and keeping yields less than 40 hl/ha. The vines themselves are predominantly Mourvèdre, this grape dominating the red wine that is the only such wine produced by the chateau - no super-cuvées here. In addition there is a fine rosé produced by the saignée method (bleeding the juice off the red grapes following sufficient contact to impart the pink colour) from young Mourvèdre and Cinsault vines, as well as a white wine, produced from the traditional varieties of the region; Clairette, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Petit Manseng. This rosé will accompany red mullet, dishes with saffron, curried food and blue cheese.

External Reviews for Château de Pibarnon Mourvedre Blend Bandol Rosé

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Chateau de Pibarnon Rose 2007: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-12°C, lagerfähig 4 - 6 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: BandolWeingut: Château de PibarnonRebsorte: 50% Mourvèdre 50% CinsaultRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 12,5 % Rosé


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/26/2010

Rosé 2007 - Château de Pibarnon : Rosé 2007 - Rosé von Château de PibarnonDieser Rosé eignet sich hervorragend als Menüwein zu mediteranen Gerichten. Aus den Rebsorten Cinsault und Mourvèdre ist eine nach frischen Rosen duftende Cuvée entstanden. Der Rosé 2007 von Château de Pibarnon präsentiert am Gaumen beerige Aromen von roten Früchten und eine leicht würzige Note. Dieser Wein ist ein gut strukturierter und herrlich komplexer Rosé mit viel Finesse.Er passt perfekt zur Bouillabaisse, zur Robarbe und Lotte, zu sehr kräftigen Gerichten mit Safran, curry und Koriander und zu Wildschweinschinken oder mittel gereiftem Ziegenkäse.Weingut: Château de PibarnonLand: FrankreichRegion: Provence - BandolRebsorten: 50% Mourvèdre, 50% CinsaultInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 12,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 4-6 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8-12 °CAuszeichnungen für den Château de Pibarnon Rosé 2007:4 Sterne Decanter - Highly Recommended Rosé > Frankreich > Provence



Oh frabjous joy - it's back! As usual small quantities only from the 'Petrus of Bandol'. Pibarnon's greatness owes much to the passion of Comte de Saint Victor who bought the property when he fell in love with its wine on holiday and subsequently restored the 13th century Bastide (a Provençal country house) and the vineyards, which were in disarray. Chateau de Pibarnon is located to the north of Bandol on the Télégraphe hill, which was once part of the Toulon-Paris optical telegraph system. He enlarged the estate carving new terraces out of the calcareous soil. The hill whereon the vineyard parcels are located is a geographical oddity, containing Triassic limestone - very different to the granite and other soils in the region. This and the altitude to 300 metres explain Pibarnon's great elegance and aromatic finesse. The Mourvèdre vines are protected from the fierce Mistral by the semi-circular amphitheatre of terraces. Vineyards tasks are carried out by hand: severe selection means low yields. There is rigorous adherence to quality in the vineyard, including careful (and traditional) gobelet training, green harvesting (removal and disposal of some bunches of grapes from the vine before ripening begins) and keeping yields less than 40 hl/ha. The vines themselves are predominantly Mourvèdre, this grape dominating the red wine that is the only such wine produced by the chateau - no super-cuvées here. In addition there is a fine rosé produced by the saignée method (bleeding the juice off the red grapes following sufficient contact to impart the pink colour) from young Mourvèdre and Cinsault vines, as well as a white wine, produced from the traditional varieties of the region; Clairette, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Petit Manseng. This rosé will accompany red mullet, dishes with saffron, curried food and blue cheese.

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