Bandol Rouge Cuvée "la Tourtine" AC

CHF 59,80
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Region
Bandol
Producer
Domaine Tempier
Vintage
2020
Grape varieties
  • 80% Mourvèdre / Monastrell
  • 10% Cinsault
  • 10% Grenache / Garnacha
Bottle size
75 cl
Alcohol
14.5%
Classification
AC
Special characteristic

Manual harvest. Destemming followed by traditional wild-yeast fermentation in stainless steel as well as concrete. Subsequent gentle pressing and transfer into 25- to 75-hectolitre oak vessels, with maturation (including malolactic fermentation) for a further 18 to 20 months. No fining or filtering.

Concentrated aromas of black fruit and spice such as cinnamon and juniper. Dense and spicy on the palate, powerful body with firm tannins and mineral texture. A wine of exceptional structure and great ageing potential.

La Tourtine is situated on the Castellet hillside, where the vines grow on the Bandol appellation's archetypal calcareous loam terroir that dates back 250 million years. The soft clay topsoil dries up to such an extent in summer that it shrinks and develops cracks that are as wide enough to fit a hand down. This is surprising maybe, but it illustrates how deep into the ground the vines in this lieu-dit have to send their roots in order to find sufficient moisture.