Domaine Tempier "Bandol" Rosé
Description: Grapes grown at various vineyards of the Domaine with more or less sun exposure. Mix of clay and limestone. Traditionally tilled soil (both mechanically and by hand) without the use of herbicides. The vines are treated with a minimum of chemical fungicides. The grapes are harvested by hand and carried in small bins (30 kg). Clusters are hand-s selected in the vineyard and in the cellar. Domain Tempier Bandol Rose – "Located in the heart of the Bandol terrior, Domaine Tempier was already in existence during the reign of Louis XV (1715-74). The house was built in 1834 and the estate gained recognition in 1885 when it won its first gold medal. The architect of this rebirth in the wake of the phylloxera epidemic that had devastated France's vineyards was Leonie Tempier, who replanted the vines on rootstocks and in 1880 had a barrel cellar and cement fermentation tanks built. The grapes used for this rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20 years old. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each varietal in this wine. The presence of Mourvedre gives this wine its strong character, balance and complexity."
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