Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose Premier 2012

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"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

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Domaine Tempier:
Domaine Tempier is located at Le Plan du Castellet. Its vineyards stretch over three different communities- Le Castellet, Le Beausset and La Cadière. The plots of land are thus far apart and require extra work. But the soil of these different areas yield distinctive cuvées -Spéciale, Migoua, Tourtine and Cabassaou - as well as interesting and complex blends for white, rosé and red wines. Domai... Read more
Domaine Tempier is located at Le Plan du Castellet. Its vineyards stretch over three different communities- Le Castellet, Le Beausset and La Cadière. The plots of land are thus far apart and require extra work. But the soil of these different areas yield distinctive cuvées -Spéciale, Migoua, Tourtine and Cabassaou - as well as interesting and complex blends for white, rosé and red wines. Domaine Tempier owns 30 hectares. It produces AOC Bandol exclusively - an average of 68% red, 29% rosé and 3% white wines, approximately 120,000 bottles per year. Read less

Member Reviews for Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose Premier

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,137
2.00 5
08/21/2013

Fairly typical French style rose.


Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
1157885634
0.00 5
10/09/2013

Crystal clear with salmon pink color that goes well with many kinds of food especially provencal food. ~ The Winery ~


Snooth User: AlineAlmeida
629429125
4.00 5
08/23/2013

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

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/30/2014

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/30/2014

Always one of the top 2-3 roses produced (from anywhere


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/20/2013

A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2012 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 750ml


External Review
05/16/2013

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 .



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"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

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