Full disclosure: Antoine’s a pal. One of my favorite people. Good guy, good wine. Carco is a limestone vineyard a minute from the Med. Vermentino is the grape. Pleasure is the result. This vintage is luscious with a stony core.
Only 900 bottles produced. High-priced? Not for what pours out of each bottle. To you serious rosé makers and drinkers: don’t miss tasting it! For one thing, it’s the closest rosé to what Lucien Peyraud produced back in the 1970s. For another, you’ll value it down to the last drop.
At my home near Bandol, I’m planting the hillside in white grapes. My son and I decided on a blend: 40% Vermentino, 40% Marsanne, and 20% Terret Blanc. Here, have a taste of Terret vinified at Mas Champart. They have an old pre-clonal vineyard of it, and they vinify their white like I’ll want Domaine Tempier to vinify ours. Champart will supply the vine cuttings.
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