Moulin de la Roque &
Moulin de la Roque &

Moulin de la Roque 'Les Hauts du Vallon' Bandol Rose 2023
(Provence, France)


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About the Wine:

Amazing value in Bandol Rose, widely considered the king of Provençal Rose! A classic blend of Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault, Les Hauts du Vallon is produced by Moulin de La Roque winery in the charming village of La Cadière-d'Azur, nestled in the hills of Bandol and looking toward the Mediterranean Sea. Established in 1950 as a cellar where vintners from Saint Cyr, Sanary and La Cadière could age their red wines, Moulin de La Roque began producing its own wines as a cooperative in 1964, and today includes 198 winegrowers.

With vineyard holdings that span 754 acres across eight communes, Moulin de La Roque wines are made by blending grapes from disparate parcels, each highlighting its own unique terroir. Bandol’s climate and terroir is suited to growing a variety of red grapes thanks in part to its shape which resembles a natural amphitheater; the surrounding range of mountains and hills help protect the vineyards from Le Mistral, the strong northerly wind blowing through Southern France, while intense rainfalls and hot and dry summers are tempered by the maritime influence of the Mediterranean Sea. While 50% of Moulin de La Roque’s vineyards are planted to Mourvèdre, they also grow Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan for the reds and rosés and Clairette and Ugni Blanc for their white wines.

Made from predominantly Mourvedre (62%)with a good bit of Grenache (22%) and a dash of Cinsault (16%), this wine has that telltale, distinctive copper/salmon color with lovely aromas of wild herbs and coastal breeze. The palate delivers fresh summer fruits: strawberry, watermelon, white peach and citrus pith with a kiss of basil. Beautiful structure with a focused acid backbone. The finish is long and juicy with flinty minerality - this is a rosé to enjoy over the next two years.

Ratings & Reviews:

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2022):
"This Bandol, with its ripe Mourvèdre, is full of red-berry fruits and spice and pepper. The wine is rich and complex; drink it from later this year." - Roger Voss (Sep 2023)