Bandol Rose Chateau du Pibarnon, fruit forward, subtle spice, dry, Provencal Rose. Outstanding Provence Rose from one of the unofficial Grand Crus of the appellation. This is a fine rose produced by the saignée method (bleeding the juice off the red grapes following sufficient contact to impart the pink colour) from young Mourvèdre and Cinsault vines. It's alive with flavours of red berries, spices, liquorice and then citrus. After the initial burst of flavours in the mouth, it's rounded out by its depth and a subtle, pleasant salinity on the finish. A serious, yet very drinkable rose from a very well respected estate. Serve with red mullet, dishes with saffron, curried food and blue cheeses.
|Producer||Chateau De Pibarnon|
|Wine Type||Rose Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Terroir||The vineyards of Chateau de Pibarnon create a natural amphitheatre, sitting atop La Colline du Télégraphe at a height of 300m, staring directly out at the sparkling Mediterranean bay of La Ciotat. This is one of the few terroirs that can ripen and sculpt|
|Maturation||Stainless steel and wood with ageing on the lees|
|Annual Production||10 - 20,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||Best drunk within 5 years of the vintage|