Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé 2017
Bandol is a small appellation on the Mediterranean, granted AOC status in 1941. For centuries it has produced some of the longest-lived wines in France, using primarily the Mourvedre grape. Wines from this region have unique aromatic properties which many claim come from the dry Provencal herbs which cover the hillsides: thyme, savory, rosemary, wild mint and fennel.
Domaine Tempier's rose, considered to by many to be the finest in France, is fuller and creamier on the palate and shows dimensions not often found in rose. Perhaps the addition of young Mourvedre is responsible, or the Peyraud's allowance for the wine to follow its natural inclination and complete malolactic fermentation.
Nose: An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rose.
Palate: The palate is rounded and full with fruity aromas of peach and pomegranate,
Finish: Delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by acidic balance.