2010 Domaine du Gros Nore Bandol Rose
Producer: Domaine du Gros Nore
Grape Type: Mourvedre
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2011
Vivid orange-pink. Powerful aromas of dried cherry, blood orange, musky herbs and potpourri. Fleshy and smooth in texture, with deep red fruit flavors perked up by a refreshing bitterness. Tangy acidity adds lift and spine and enlivens the red fruit and floral finish. This has the power to work with highly seasoned, grilled foods.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
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.
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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...
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