Tour du Bon Bandol Rosé 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine: "The rose's soft, ochre-tinged robe is highly evocative of the reassuring heat of the Provencal countryside. This very subtle wine exudes perfumes that are at once invigorating and sweet. Soft and spicy on the palate, this rose is a good match for a wide range of foods, from seafood to North African-style dishes, the more exotic the better. (35% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette). Serve at 13 degrees C." - Winery Winery: "Bandol borders the Mediterranean Sea and Tour du Bon is tucked a half a mile away on the flank of one of the hills rising up from the village of Bandol. The terroir here is a clay-limestone mix with a red subsoil. Agnes Henry is the current winemaker and owner of Domaine de la Tour du Bon. Her parents bought the estate in 1968 and it took them two years to dig into the rocky earth and get vines planted. Agnes has been making the wines full time for the last 20 years." "She is one of the original winemakers in the "natural" movement, although, she does not advertise this info at all. When asked about it she says that she isn't interested in being a missionary or spokesperson for the natural movement. She practices organic agriculture and is hands off on the cellar because it makes the best wines (period). She's not certified because it’s too much paperwork. They hand harvest, use indigenous yeasts and don't fine or filter. The final expression is traditional and unmanipulated wines that truly express Bandol's unique terroir." - Importer

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Domaine de la Tour du Bon:
The vine weaves through these pages, inviting you to share the history of this charming estate, situated at the foot of the village of Castellet. A watchtower was supposedly erected here, at the site's highest point, for the village's protection, thus giving the area the name "Tour du Bon", suggesting protectiveness and good omens. Over time the owners' toil and passion have transformed this mo... Read more
The vine weaves through these pages, inviting you to share the history of this charming estate, situated at the foot of the village of Castellet. A watchtower was supposedly erected here, at the site's highest point, for the village's protection, thus giving the area the name "Tour du Bon", suggesting protectiveness and good omens. Over time the owners' toil and passion have transformed this modest farm into a wine-producing estate that is a member of the Bandol appellation d'origine contrôlée, and a place where pleasure in a job well done and a taste for the good things in life are still important today. Read less

Wine: "The rose's soft, ochre-tinged robe is highly evocative of the reassuring heat of the Provencal countryside. This very subtle wine exudes perfumes that are at once invigorating and sweet. Soft and spicy on the palate, this rose is a good match for a wide range of foods, from seafood to North African-style dishes, the more exotic the better. (35% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette). Serve at 13 degrees C." - Winery Winery: "Bandol borders the Mediterranean Sea and Tour du Bon is tucked a half a mile away on the flank of one of the hills rising up from the village of Bandol. The terroir here is a clay-limestone mix with a red subsoil. Agnes Henry is the current winemaker and owner of Domaine de la Tour du Bon. Her parents bought the estate in 1968 and it took them two years to dig into the rocky earth and get vines planted. Agnes has been making the wines full time for the last 20 years." "She is one of the original winemakers in the "natural" movement, although, she does not advertise this info at all. When asked about it she says that she isn't interested in being a missionary or spokesperson for the natural movement. She practices organic agriculture and is hands off on the cellar because it makes the best wines (period). She's not certified because it’s too much paperwork. They hand harvest, use indigenous yeasts and don't fine or filter. The final expression is traditional and unmanipulated wines that truly express Bandol's unique terroir." - Importer

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