Domaine de Terrebrune

Domaine de Terrebrune has built a solid reputation in Bandol, where it produces organic wines of character, based on the famous Mourvèdre grape. Discover the most beautiful terroirs of the appellation and Terrebrune through landscapes of terraces facing the Mediterranean.


Terrebrune was founded in 1963 by Georges Delille. Georges quickly noticed the potential of this terroir and therefore undertook major work to restore the restanques and the vineyard: vines were replanted and a gravity-fed winery was built. In 1980, his son Reynald took over after completing his studies in oenology. Anxious to preserve this family heritage, Reynald Delille quickly set up the conversion to organic farming and then to biodynamic farming at Domaine de Terrebrune. Jean d’Arthuys, an entrepreneur with a passion for wine, also joined the adventure and co-directs the property.


The name Terrebrune comes from the brown clay, pebble and limestone soil formed millions of years ago on the estate’s land. Mourvèdre, the emblematic grape variety of the Bandol appellation, flourishes here facing the sea, in a setting that is more than conducive to viticulture: a microclimate provides just the right amount of maritime influence and wind for the proper development of the vines. No weed killers, insecticides or synthetic chemicals are used in the Terrebrune vineyard. The ploughing is done with a plow, the picking, sorting and harvesting are done manually. Sheep and goats are also grazed in the vineyards during the winter to ensure natural weed control. The wine is aged in oak barrels (40 to 60 hectoliters) for a year and a half. After bottling, the Domaine Terrebrune wines are also left to mature for about a year in galleries protected from light and heat until they are marketed.


The wines of Domaine de Terrebrune are shaped by the sun and the sea spray, the red wines are fully expressed at maturity thanks to the Mourvèdre. They are best appreciated after a few years of ageing, the structure and the tannins remain elegant. However, the freshness and minerality of the terroir are also expressed and give them an exceptional balance. A satiny mouthfeel and an explosion of flavors, there is no doubt that Terrebrune’s rosé wines have a temperament. Aging makes them more complex and gives them body, while the fruitiness does not fade for ever more pleasure. Finally, white Bandol wines are rare, but Domaine Terrebrune has endowed them with a rich and harmonious aromatic palette, with aromatic herbs, iodine, honey and yellow fruit all working well together. There is also a strong terroir imprint on these wines, which you can easily keep for a good ten years.

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