Pale orange. Orange zest, quince and a hint of dried cherry on the mineral-accented nose. Dry and nervy but also quite concentrated, offering pungent citrus and red berry flavors with complicating notes of lavender and spices. Shows a sappy quality on the long, clinging finish. Plenty rich but this wine is really vivacious too.
Provence, which stretches from Nîmes to Nice, is best known as a bottomless source of pink wine. But across the region, numerous Provence appellations produce highly distinctive red wines that express multiple variations on a ripe, Southern theme; the most famous appellation is Bandol, which is noted for powerful game- and earth-scented red wines based on the sturdy, late-ripening Mourvedre grape. Read More »
A sparsely planted variety found predominantly in the southern Rhone, Provence, and elsewhere near the Mediterranean coast, Mourvedre is best known for its place in powerful game and earth-scented reds. One is mostly likely to encounter the grape in wines from the southern Rhone. Here, Mourvedre takes its place blended with... Read More »
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