Bastide de la Ciselette Bandol AOC Rouge 2017

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Bastide de la Ciselette Bandol AOC Rouge 2017
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Country France
Region Provence
Appellation/Sub-Region Bandol AOC
Grapes Mourvèdre, Grenache
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Sustainably Grown, Vegan

Perched above the Mediterranean, between Marseille and Toulon, Bandol favors the sea-and-sun-loving mourvèdre. No wonder then, that Bandol AOC is the only appellation where mourvèdre must constitute the majority of the blend. Robert de Salvo’s family has maintained vineyards in the heart of Bandol for five generations—primarily selling the harvest to the local cooperative; Robert is the first of his family to develop a winery on the estate, beginning in 2010. Together with winemaker Romain Bournaud, he has quickly established a reputation for excellent Bandol rosés and reds, farmed according to lutte raisonnée principles. This cuvée combines the power of the mourvèdre (80%) from the south slope of the property with the freshness and finesse of the grenache (20%) grown on the north side. Peppery and fragrant on the nose, with a well-developed tannin structure, the palate integrates Bandol’s classic black olive notes with flavors of black fruit, cocoa, and a touch of tobacco. Sustainably grown, vegan.