Episode 12: France’s Mourvedre hotspot is Bandol.

I need sunshine! It’s what the red grape variety named Mourvèdre would sing… And in Bandol in Provence its wish is satisfied.

Bandol is one of the sunniest wine region in France. Facing the Mediterranean Sea and flanked on amphitheater-shaped terraces delimited by walls named “restanques”, Mourvèdre gives its best expression in terms of flavors, density but also elegancy.

Domaine Tempier is one of the founder families of the Bandol AOC. They produce impressive red wines with a huge ageing capacity. Usually they recommend to drink their wines only after 5 years. They were already aged minimum 18 months in big wood casks named foudres.

Check out our daily wine tours in Provence: www.nice-wine-tours.com

Gone with the Grape, Episode 12. France’s Mourvedre hotspot, Bandol AOC

Winery: Domaine Tempier (www.domainetempier.com)

Maps by the WINE SCHOLAR GUILD (www.winescholarguild.com)

Join Pierre and Rebecca Gouttenoire on a wine tour: www.grape-tours.com / www.grapetrotters.com

Published by Rebecca Wine

I call myself Rebecca Wine on social media mainly because my name is so long, and wine synthesizes who I am. Since the late 90'ies, my world has revolved around wine in every moment. From what I do for a living to who I ended up marrying. From the outside, I bet it seems a little boring to have just one obsession, but it's so strong that there's no room for anything else (except of course my babies).

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