2011 Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rose
Producer: Domaine de Terrebrune
Grape Type: Mourvedre
(50% mourvedre, 25% cinsault and 25% grenache): Light orange-pink. Spicy, floral-accented aromas of red berries, peach, honey and anise. Juicy, penetrating pit and citrus fruit flavors show impressive clarity and pick up a strawberry quality with air. Notes of candied flowers and orange zest carry through a long, sappy, strikingly perfumed finish.
89 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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