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2017 Bandol Rosé

Domaine du Gros ‘Noré

Quiz just about any Kermit fan about the boxer turned winemaker, and chances are Alain’s name—along with a slightly caricatural image of a brawny man with rough hands—immediately comes to mind. Picture that man, famous for his potent, rich, tannic reds, pouring you a glass of perfectly pink rosé. This glorious juxtaposition of muscle and grace commands a legitimate amount of consideration, much like the rosé itself: big and complex, but delicate and airy on both the nose and the palate. I’ve heard it ages amazingly, although I haven’t known many to keep any around long enough to find out.

Emily Spillmann

Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 40% Mourvèdre, 40% Cinsault, 20% Grenache
Appellation: Bandol
Country: France
Region: Provence
Producer: Domaine du Gros ‘Noré
Winemaker: Alain Pascal
Vineyard: 30 years average, 13 ha
Soil: 40% Mourvèdre, 40% Cinsault, 20% Grenache
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Provence

Perhaps there is no region more closely aligned with the history to Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant than Provence. Provence is where Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters, lived, and introduced Kermit to the great producers of Provence, most importantly Domaine Tempier of Bandol. Kermit also spends upwards of half his year at his home in a small town just outside of Bandol.

Vitis vinifera first arrived in France via Provence, landing in the modern day port city of Marseille in the 6th century BC. The influence of terroir on Provençal wines goes well beyond soil types. The herbs from the pervasive scrubland, often referred to as garrigue, as well as the mistral—a cold, drying wind from the northwest that helps keep the vines free of disease—play a significant role in the final quality of the grapes. Two more elements—the seemingly ever-present sun and cooling saline breezes from the Mediterranean—lend their hand in creating a long growing season that result in grapes that are ripe but with good acidity.

Rosé is arguably the most well known type of wine from Provence, but the red wines, particularly from Bandol, possess a great depth of character and ability to age. The white wines of Cassis and Bandol offer complexity and ideal pairings for the sea-influenced cuisine. Mourvèdre reigns king for red grapes, and similar to the Languedoc and Rhône, Grenache, Cinsault, Marsanne, Clairette, Rolle, Ugni Blanc among many other grape varieties are planted.

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Trust the great winemakers, trust the great vineyards. Your wine merchant might even be trustworthy. In the long run, that vintage strip may be the least important guide to quality on your bottle of wine.—Kermit Lynch

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