2017 Rosé Domaine Tempier
|Grapes||Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault|
This really is a cracker of a vintage, the wine opens with ripe peaches, grapefruit, a touch of spice and then white flowers. On the palate this is broad and rich, with a lovely weight of stone fruit, red berries, almost a touch tropical, sleek, then a perfectly balanced acidity driving the length. Drinking range: 2018 - 2030 L&S (Apr 2018)
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Pale peach skin. Intensely perfumed, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of fresh red berries and citrus fruits are complemented by building peach and floral qualities. Silky, focused and dry, offering concentrated yet lithe pit fruit, strawberry and blood orange flavors that show outstanding clarity and tension. Expands steadily on a very long, focused finish that leaves a sexy floral note behind. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024 Rating: 93 Josh Raynolds, www.vinousmedia.com (Aug 2018)
Domaine Tempier is an old family estate, owned by the Peyrauds since Lucien Peyraud married Lucie Tempier in 1936. The family was largely instrumental in getting the appellation of Bandol established in 1941. The reds are the quintessential expression of Mourvèdre, grown on terraced vineyards on steep hills around the 'plan du Castellet'.
Traditional vinification using indigenous yeasts, the wines are aged in a variety of different sized oak (25 to 75hl) for between 18 and 20 months. These are wines which are capable of long ageing, but even young they have a finesse of fruit and earthy flavour, coupled with fine-grained tannins, which lift them above the generality of Provençal reds.
Ah, the pale pale delight of super refreshing Provence rosé. What could be nicer? Here's a selection, all variations on the same theme, but all subtly and deliciously different. And for the sakes of luxury, we have included a couple of bottles of Domaine Tempier's iconic Bandol rosé.
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