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2012 Bandol Rouge

Domaine de Terrebrune

2012 Bandol <i>Rouge</i> Domaine de Terrebrune - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



Terrebrune vigneron Reynald Delille seems to be a quiet, reserved man, but a twinkle in his eye appears as soon as he begins pouring samples of his Bandols. Upon seeing his guests’ excitement when tasting his wines, he suddenly becomes eager to provide an in depth explanation of why the wines taste the way they do. This explanation is rooted in terroir, as Terrebrune benefits from geographical and geological features that make it unique in the Bandol appellation. The vineyards lie directly in the path of marine breezes that sweep off the Mediterranean, providing his wines with a mouthwatering saline quality. Additionally, the fissured limestone from the Trias era allows vine roots to probe deep for freshness—crucial in the dry Provençal summers. Extreme precision in farming and vinification make Terrebrune special as well. This chewy, gamey Bandol suggests Reynald is onto something— here is a full-bodied dose of Terrebrune terroir you can enjoy over the next thirty years. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2012
  • 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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