Bandol

  • Bandol: Mas de la Rouvière Rouge 2009

    Bandol: Mas de la Rouvière Rouge 2009

    A full-bodied red from the Côte d'Azur, with a beguiling, deep purple robe, dark, hedgerow berry scents and a palate of black fruit, spices, dried ceps and game.

    • Bottle £18.50
    • Bottle Case £222.00
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  • Bandol: Mas de la Rouvière Blanc 2012

    Bandol: Mas de la Rouvière Blanc 2012

    The Bandol: Mas de la Rouvière blanc is made from pure Clairette and has an attractive citrus fruit and wild flower bouquet and a smooth, sensual, mid-weight palate with an elegant, dry finish.

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    • Bottle Case £222.00
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  • Bandol: Mas de la Rouvière Rosé 2013

    Bandol: Mas de la Rouvière Rosé 2013

    This stylish Provençal rosé wine has a lovely coral-pink colour and bounteous crushed-berry scents and flavours, offset with some wild herb notes and the faintest rasp of tannin.

    • Bottle £18.50
    • Bottle Case £222.00
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Bandol wines

Bandol Wine

Astute aficionados rate Bandol as one of the best spots on the Côte d’Azur. Sure, it has a marina full of non-domiciled gin palaces and a casino on hand to fleece the foolhardy, but it is still very much a working town and manages to avoid the garish glitz of the Riviera’s more rampant resorts. Unsurprisingly, there are some great seafood restaurant in this neck of the woods, such as the family-run, L’Esperance, at 21 rue du docteur Louis Marcon, but they are necessarily quite costly and have to be booked well in advance. Arguably the best way to eat round here is to go market shopping for fresh bread, olives, fruit, cheese, cured meats and shellfish and take a picnic to the beach or the medieval hill village of La Cadière. If self-catering is an option, you could try to rustle up an authentic bouillabaisse but, be warned, it is a dish that can’t be hurried and the quality of the raw materials is paramount.

The local wine scene is wonderfully versatile, producing white, rosé and red to accompany all manner of Provençal cuisine. The Bunan family, whose headquarters can be found amidst a stunning vista of vines at the Mas de la Rouvière, are among the leading lights of the appellation and we have been shipping (and enjoying) their wine since the 1970s.