Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé 2022
(Bandol, France) - [WA 93]
Regular price $75.00 Sale price $56.97 Save $18.03
About the Domaine:
No other Domaine serves more as the cornerstone and stands more in the defense of terroir than that of the iconic Peyraud family of Domaine Tempier. When Lulu Tempier married Lucien Peyraud in 1936, her father gave them Domaine Tempier, a farm that had been in the family since 1834. Tasting a pre-phylloxera bottle of Tempier Bandol inspired Lucien to research the terroir extensively. By 1941, thanks to Lucien and neighboring vignerons, Bandol had its own A.O.C. Lucien will forever be celebrated as the Godfather of Bandol. Raising deep and structured wines of such refinement and longevity has made Domaine Tempier truly a grand cru de Provence.
About this Wine:
Rosé Tempier offers the right balance between complexity and freshness. It offers a beautiful structure, without tannin. The quality of the work in the vines and the diversity of the terroirs * give it an authentic aromatic intensity, far from synthetic flavors.
Varietal Composition: 55% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 20% Cinsault
Vinification: Rosé made 65% direct press, 35% maceration. Fermentation then aging 50% in stainless steel tank and 50% in concrete tank for 7 months
Average Vine Age: 20 Years
Ratings & Reviews
"A classic Bandol, the 2022 Bandol Rose reveals stunning aromas of grapefruit, spring flowers, guava, lemon and iodine. The wine on the palate is medium to full-bodied, combining a fleshy core of fruit and racy acids with impressive substance on the finish. It needs a couple of years in bottle, but you can already see the potential." - Yohan Castaing (Jun 2023)
"The big news in the last few years at Tempier has been the addition of new vineyards tucked away in a cool, high-elevation, late-ripening corner of the Bandol appellation, acquired in response to—and in anticipation of—a warming climate. Vigneron Daniel Ravier has integrated the fruit into the Tempier bottlings little by little as his understanding of this new terroir deepens, and as the vines respond to their new stewardship and biodynamic treatment. Recent releases suggest an absolutely seamless assimilation of these new parcels: this is textbook Tempier rosé, featuring zippy citrus zest, nectarine and peach, and a cool-fruited finish accented by a biting herbaceousness. The pristine balance, fine-grained texture, density without weight, and class throughout leave no doubt that this remains among the world’s finest rosés."