Domaine Tempier Cuvee Classique Bandol Rouge 2006

Mourvedre from Provence, France

$44.99
Item No. 99887
  • red wine
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

It is generally composed of Mourvèdre vines (about 80%) that are grown around the cellar. These vines are about 30 years old. That cuvée is completed with the Grenache grapes from La Migoua (20%) that brings body and complexity to the wine.

The Cuvée Spéciale is often qualified elegant, rich and round as well as fruity, with a lasting flavor. This wine is very pleasant to drink.

Critical Acclaim

"Aromas and flavors of mocha, kirsch and dark plum are pure and powerful. A finely crafted red, with a mineral-rich finish loaded with dark chocolate notes. Drink now through 2013. "
90 Points

Learn About Domaine Tempier

Bandol is a small appellation on the Mediterranean, granted AOC status in 1941. For centuries it has produced some of the longest-lived wines in France, using primarily the Mourvedre grape. Wines from this region have unique aromatic properties which many claim come from the dry Provencal herbs which cover the hillsides: thyme, savory, rosemary, wild mint and fennel. Domaine...

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Learn About Provence

Not just a destination for tourists and movie stars, Provence makes some delicious and easy-drinking wines. Most of these wines are rose - a dry, pale, pink style rose. The climate here is Mediterranean, with most of the vines planted on southern facing slopes to avoid the fierce Mistral winds. Thirteen varieties are permitted in the region, the most important for rose being...

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Learn About Mourvedre

Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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