Bandol Rouge 2017
Grape variety: 70% Mourvèdre, 22% Cinsault, 5% Grenache, 3% Syrah
Terroir: Limestone and clay soils. Vineyard cultivated in terraces (locally called “restanques”) on the steep slopes of a natural cirque, facing south.
Yields: 18 hl/ha Average age of the vines : 38 years old
Vinification: The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted in the vineyard. They are then sorted again at the cellar before being de-stemmed. The fermentation lasts two to three weeks in concrete tanks, with smooth pumping over each day. The wines are aged 18 months in oak tanks of 30 to 80 hl.
Ageing potential: 10 to 15 years