Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 2016
The grapes used to make this rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20 years old. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each varietal in this wine. The presence of Mourvedre gives this wine its strong character, balance and complexity. An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rosé.The palate is rounded and full with fruity aromas of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by acidic balance.
No notes are yet available on the 2016 Rose but the consensus on the vintage in Provence was warm and dry, an issue the domaines mature deep rooted vines were not bothered by. The only problem the Domaine had was keeping the thirsty boars away from their grapes!