Light, brilliant orange. Displays mineral-laced redcurrant, blood orange and peach scents, along with a suave floral quality that builds in the glass. Silky and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and nectarine flavors that are lifted and sharpened by a hint of bitter orange pith. Finishes very long and smooth, with lingering lavender and pit fruit notes. (Aug18)

92 points | Josh Raynolds, vinous.com

The first official vintage released was 1997. Prior to this, Alain’s father, Honore (his name is shortened to ‘Nore to give the name of the Domaine as Gros Noré = Fat Honore) worked the vineyards but never made his own wine. Instead he sold the grapes to another leading Bandol producer at that time, Chateau de Pibarnon.

These beautifully sited vineyards have an average age of 30 years with some located in the highest coolest part of Bandol. Perfect for Rose production.Owner Alain Pascal has 16 ha of vines in the prime sector of Cadiere d’Azur.

(grosnore17)

Grape Variety Mourvedre
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Domaine du Gros Nore
SKU grosnore17