Provence, France is famous for crisp dry Rosés but also produces a bold red wine. Bandol, 1 of 8 communes in Provence, produces the only French wine dominated by the Mourvèdre grape.
Provence has beautiful fields of lavender with lots of sunshine and a warm, coastal climate that is ideal for late-ripening Mourvèdre. Combining cabernet-like elegance with subtle Old World earthiness, Bandols have intensity with strong tannins that soften after 10 years or decanting.
DOMAINE DU GROŚ NORÉ Bandol 2009 |
Provence, France | 15% ALC | $35
80% Mourvedre,15% Grenache, 5% Cinsault |
Dense, inky in color, cherry and blackberry flavors, an earthy richness and a strong tannic structure, but lovely after an hour’s decanting.|
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