2011 Domaine du Gros Nore Bandol Rose
Producer: Domaine du Gros Nore
Grape Type: Mourvedre
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2012
(40% mourvedre, 40% cinsault and 20% grenache): Light orange. Powerful aromas of dried red fruits, blood orange, anise and lavender, with a subtle mineral nuance in the background. Chewy, expansive redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are enlivened by a bitter citrus note and show impressive depth. Finishes nervy and tight, with excellent clarity and length.
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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