BANDOL

2020 Cuvée Classique 'Lulu & Lucien' Domaine Tempier

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Grapes Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan
Colour Red
Origin France, Provence
Other Practising Organic
Sub-district Bandol
ABV 14.5%

Salty, herby and very southern. Good bite. No hurry to drink this! 14.5% Drinking range: 2024 - 2030 Rating: 16.5+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Oct 2023)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles of wine (or 9 litre equivalent) or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified (4.5 litres) to get the discounted 'case price' for each bottle.

In 2020 Mrs Lucie Peyraud, better known as Lulu, passed away soon after the harvest, at the age of 103. She joined her husband Lucien in ‘Winemakers’ Paradise.’ To express our gratitude to these renowned persons of the domain (and the region), the family has decided to rename our basic « Classic » cuvée: “Lulu & Lucien” upon release of the 2020 red wines. This name will no doubt live on in the years to come. We wish you a pleasant discovery of this new label, an energetic and consistent wine that resembles its namesakes. Long live the memory of Lulu and Lucien!Winemaker's notes (Jul 2023)

Domaine Tempier

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.

Read the blog: Lulu Peyraud, Domaine Tempier – A life well lived

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