Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge "La Tourtine" 2018 [3L DOUBLE-MAGNUM]
(Bandol, Provence, France)
Regular price $575.00 Sale price $469.97 Save $105.03
APPELLATION: AOC Bandol Red
GRAPE VARIETIES: Mourvdre (80%), Grenache (10%), Cinsault (10%) Vines are about 40 years old.
SOIL:Ã‚Â 6,5 ha located on a south-facing hillside in the village of Le Castellet. Mix of clay and limestone from SANTONIEN era ( 100 million years).
Traditionally tilled soil in terraces (both mechanically and by hand) without the use of herbicides. The vines are treated with out any chemical fungicides. Yields are kept to 30/35 hectolitres per hectare to allow the grapes to reach their full potential.
The grapes are manually harvested and carried in small bins (30 kg). Clusters are hand-selected in the vineyard and in the cellar.
After destemming, the grapes are traditionally fermented with natural yeast; vinified for 2 or 3 weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel or concrete vats. Once pressed, the wine is put in large oak casks (25 to 75hl) to
complete malolactic fermentation and to mature for 18 to 20 months. Bottled without fining nor filtering.
Ratings & Reviews
"Offering more minerality than the cuvee Classique, the 2014 Bandol La Tourtine is a structured, tannic effort that has lots of fruit, ample mid-palate density and a masculine, firm style that will need bottle age to resolve." - Jeb Dunnuck (29th Jun 2016)