Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose Premier 2012
"When Lucie “Lulu” Tempier married Lucien Peyraud in 1936, her father gave them Domaine Tempier, an active farm that had been in the family since 1834, near Le Plan du Castellet, just outside the Mediterranean seaport village of Bandol. Tasting a pre-phylloxera bottle of Domaine Tempier Bandol (a wedding gift from his father-in-law) inspired Lucien to research the terroir of Bandol extensively. Up until that point, old vineyards planted with Mourvèdre had been systematically replanted to higher-yielding varietals. However, more research not only showed its historical roots to the area, but the grape proved to be more resistant to oxidation, producing wines with great aging potential. By 1941, with the assistance of neighboring vignerons, Lucien worked with the I.N.A.O. (Institut National des Appellations d’Origines) to establish Bandol as its own A.O.C. Needless to say, large-scale replanting of Mourvèdre ensued, and Bandol now requires a fifty percent minimum in all reds. Lucien will forever be celebrated as the Godfather of Bandol, but also as the man who revived Mourvèdre to its former glory. Raising deep and structured wines of such refinement and longevity has made Domaine Tempier truly a grand cru de Provence." -Importer
Fairly typical French style rose.
Crystal clear with salmon pink color that goes well with many kinds of food especially provencal food. ~ The Winery ~
Ok, maybe I am a little biased because I was there in Bandol when I drank their roses for the first time. I loved all wineries, the views were incredible and people enjoyed talking to us! This bottle in particular, I brought back. It was creamy and elegant with a hint of fruit, but still very dry. I highly recommend it!
External Reviews for Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose Premier
Light bright orange-pink. Complex scents of fresh red berries nectarine and orange zest with a sexy floral overtone. Silky and expansive on the palate offering juicy cherry and pit fruit flavors and an exotic touch of honey. A dusty mineral quality adds bite and lift to the strikingly long chewy floral back end. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rose.The palate is rounded and full with fruity of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by acidic balance .
Food Pairings for Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose Premier
Dietary Information: Organic
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