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2011 Bandol Rouge

Domaine de Terrebrune

2011 Bandol <i>Rouge</i> Domaine de Terrebrune - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

   $39.00

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Terrebrune’s Bandol brings up an interesting paradox: how can a red composed of 85% Mourvèdre—a notoriously ferocious, rustic cépage—exhibit so much elegance and polish? I recently asked myself this very question as I brutishly sipped the 2011, gnawing some meat off a lamb chop with barbaric impudence and pausing only to wipe my greasy hands on the pristine white tablecloth. Terroir and winemaking certainly have something to do with it, I thought, and then forgot about it as I savagely bit another chunk of meat off the bone and washed it down with this deep, classy Bandol, a combination of angelic grace with tooth-staining fruit and notes of briary wild herbs and gamey beast. –Anthony Lynch

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2011
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 85% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 5% Cinsault
  • Appellation Bandol
  • Country France
  • Region Provence
  • Vineyard 20 years average
  • Soil Limestone pebbles in brown clay, blue limestone bedrock, marl
  • Winemaker Reynald Delille
  • Aging Wine ages in oak foudres for 18 months
  • Farming Organic
  • Alcohol 14%





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