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Domaine de Terrebrune, Bandol RoséProvence, France 2018 (750mL)  |  FREE Shipping on any 6 bottles!

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Domaine de Terrebrune, Bandol Rosé Provence, France 2018 (750mL)

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“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If I were forced to choose a single bottle of rosé for eternity, it would be Domaine de Terrebrune.”
Terrebrune produces one of our favorite Rosés on earth—Provence’s picturesque Bandol AOC—that has more than its share of big-name rosés. Situated in a natural south-facing amphitheater not far from the Mediterranean Sea, the Bandol AOC’s vineyards are rooted in pebbly clays over a solid bedrock of limestone, a soil composition that lends the wines a firm acid/mineral backbone. These soils, combined with the intense Mediterranean sun, have proved ideal for the late-ripening Mourvèdre grape, the signature variety of the appellation’s red wines—and thus, a driving force in the rosés as well. Terrebrune’s rosé is comprised of 50% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, and 25% Cinsault, and the wine is a blend of 50% ‘direct-press’ rosé (i.e. fruit is destemmed, gently pressed, and the skins immediately removed) and 50% saignée-method rosé (i.e. wine ‘bled off’ during the early stages of a red-wine fermentation). The wine then spends about 6-8 months in used French oak barrels, an unusual move for rosé that contributes to its uncommon depth and complexity. This wine ages well for years and unlike most Rosé it benefits greatly from being aged. We had a 1991 in the cellar at Terrebrune a few years back and it was incredible!!
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionProvence
  • Sub-RegionBandol
  • SoilBrown Clay, Blue Limestone, Bedrock and Marl
  • FarmingOrganic
  • Blend50% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 25% Cinsault
  • Alcohol13.5%
  • OakNeutral French Barrels
  • Temp.Serve at 45-50° F
  • GlasswareAll-Purpose Whites
  • DrinkingNow-2030+
  • PairingTuna w/ Tomatoes & Basil

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