Owner Alain Pascal has 16 ha of vines in the prime sector of Cadiere d’Azur. 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.
|Brand||Domaine du Gros Nore|
'(40% mourvedre, 40% cinsault and 20% grenache): Light orange. Displays powerful red berry and peach aromas, along with notes of blood orange, dusty minerals and lavender. Silky and expansive in the mouth, with pliant raspberry and floral pastille flavors given spine by juicy acidity and a zesty mineral note. Closes spicy and precise, with persistent minerality and a touch of orange pith.'
91 Points - Josh Raynolds, vinous.com