Bandol: Mas de la Rouvière Rosé 2021
The Bunans' Bandol rosé wine is hugely popular on the smarter restaurant terraces of the Riviera and we are grateful for our generous annual allocation. It is best served on the sun-drenched deck of a private yacht with a vast platter of fruits de mer, but a pint of prawns in the back garden will suffice in extremis.
This Bandol is a stylish organic Provençal rosé wine with a lovely coral-pink colour and bounteous crushed-berry scents and flavours, offset with wild herb notes and the faintest rasp of tannin. Certified organic.
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Provence, Bandol|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cinsault, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre|
|Food & Wine Matching||Salads, Seafood, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Best consumed when fairly youthful 2 to 3 years from vintage.|
|Vinification||Late harvested, completely destalked, organically-grown grapes are fermented over two weeks in stainless steel vats. The wine is blended late in January and bottled from May onwards.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Any wine lover at large in Bandol for any length of time will soon encounter the vinous output of Domaines Bunan who are amongst the leading lights of the appellation. Brothers Paul and Pierre Bunan relocated here after Algerian indepence in 1961 and bought the quintessential Provençal vineyard of Moulin de Costes which enjoys a breath-taking panoramic vista of vines, olive groves and hill-top villages overlooking the Mediterranean coast. The brothers subsequently expanded, acquiring neighbouring Mas and Château de la Rouvière and taking over the running of Domaine Bélouvé. These estates are known collectively as Domaines Bunan. They soon carved out a reputation for producing characterful wines with a strong sense of terroir. Nowadays they are assisted by their children making this a thriving, family-run concern. The Bunan family produce delicious, aromatic, dry white and rosé wines together with dense, dark, spicy Mourvédre based reds which are approachable from release but can age well for at least a decade.
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Bandol: Mas de la Rouvière Rosé - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review
Laurent Bunan of Mas de la Rouvière introduces the organic Bandol Rosé, from the Côte d'Azur - 'the colour of the South of France'.Yapp Brothers Videos