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Tempier Bandol la Tourtine 2015

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80% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 10% Cinsault. The three single-vineyards of Domaine Tempier are: La Migoua, La Tourtine, and Cabassaou. All are made up of clay and limestone, but there are variations in each. La Tourtine sits just above Cabassaou. The soil here is more homogeneous, with rich clay. La Tourtine produces powerful, tannic wines with gorgeous fruit character. Not yet reviewed; 2014 vintage rated 91-93 points by Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate).

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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

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Vintage: 2008 12/28/2012

Per Se's head sommelier Michel Couvreux was very serious as he suggested this Bandol to us, but when he returned to our table after the first few sips, and learned that we really enjoyed the selection, his expression softened into the smile of a man in love. This, he told us fondly, was one of his favorite wines in their collection and it's easy to understand why. This complex, full-bodied red has wonderful structure, stone fruit notes and a good mineral base. It is smooth on the pallet and plays well with various courses.


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Vintage: 2008 02/11/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2008 Domaine Tempier Bandol la Tourtine 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 10/29/2010

This tiny lieu-dit yields some of Domaine Tempier's most structured, ageworthy reds; notes of dark fruit and licorice are supported by an unflinchingly firm mineral backbone.


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Vintage: 2002 01/16/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2002 Domaine Tempier Bandol la Tourtine 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 11/08/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2000 Domaine Tempier Bandol la Tourtine 750ml


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Vintage: 1990 10/26/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 1990 Domaine Tempier Bandol la Tourtine 750ml



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80% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 10% Cinsault. The three single-vineyards of Domaine Tempier are: La Migoua, La Tourtine, and Cabassaou. All are made up of clay and limestone, but there are variations in each. La Tourtine sits just above Cabassaou. The soil here is more homogeneous, with rich clay. La Tourtine produces powerful, tannic wines with gorgeous fruit character. Not yet reviewed; 2014 vintage rated 91-93 points by Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate).

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