Created in 1941, the Bandol appellation is said to be the most favoured appellation in France, its vineyards being planted on south-facing restanques with a unique climate and sunshine. Bandol is also an amphitheatre oriented towards the sea, the maritime entrances have a huge influence on the wines, giving them an exceptional balance and salinity.
The vineyard of Bandol covers an area of approximately 1600 hectares in 8 communes of Var department: Bandol, Le Beausset, Le Castellet, La Cadière d’Azur, Saint Cyr-sur-mer, Sainte-Anne d’Evenos, Sanary-sur-Mer and Ollioules. The Bandol Appellation has a fairly binding specification: mandatory manual harvest, 18 months of ageing in barrels or lightning that will allow Bandol Reds to be more ample and soft in mouth, yields not exceeding 40 hectolitres per hectare... In short, “Can't be Bandol who wants!”
The vineyard produces 3 colors of a great typicity:
Rosé Bandol: Roundness, fruity and generosity.
Red Bandol: Generosity, finesse, power, and above all great solar character.
Bandol white: Rather rare but it is a pity because Bandol Whites have a remarkable complex aromatic palette. The grape variety king of Bandol Red wine is the famous Mourvèdre, a difficult, demanding and above all unusual variety that brings structure and freshness to Bandol wines. It requires a strong sunshine because it is a slow-ripe grape variety. As an accessory, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault play on the register of fruity and spices.
Bandol’s wines benefit from an international reputation thanks to its terroir favouring the production of high quality wines. Discover the wines of the most renowned wine estates of Bandol: Château de Pibarnon, Tempier, Castell Reynoard, Gros'Noré, La Tour du Bon, Domaine Ott..
Tour du Bon rose wine is fresh and tonic with a sharp and delicate finish.
We have here a very great Wine of Bandol Rosé with this Château Pradeaux. To keep a few years or to open in its youth for more pleasure, this Chateau Pradeaux will be appreciated at your convenience. An excellent Bandol to taste absolutely!
Salettes bandol rose wine is one of the best bandol rose wine. One of the most venerable estates in Provence’s Bandol appellation, Chateau Salettes produces a benchmark rosé, given extra depth and character.
Bandol Rose from Domaine Safran Veyrolles is really elegant and well structured. Rosé wine with Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre.
Le Lys du Chateau Pradeaux is a Cuvée that can be appreciated more in its youth. Produced from young plots of Mourvèdre and Cinsault, Le Lys is an extremely pleasant Bandol to taste!
Domaine Gros Noré Bandol rose wine is a fruity and delicate wine with a good expression in mouth.
A wonderful white wine make by Lafran Veyrolle with Clairette and Ugni blanc: fruity, dry and well-structured.
Salettes bandol white wine is subtil lively and fresh.
Salettes bandol red wine is powerfull and round, very long in final.
Domaine Castell Reynoard bandol red wine is complex with aromas of spices but with ample and fresh mouth.
Domaine du Paternel Bandol Grande Réserve Red wine is an elegant wine, with the nose it reveals beautiful aromas of black cherry. The mouth is complex, the tannins very fine, mingle with the notes of spices and ripe red fruits. It also shows a nice length in the mouth. This vintage can be tasted in its youth just as it can be kept up to 10 years.
With this red wine, Lafran Veyrolles offers us one of the best wine of Bandol.You can smell and taste the notes of blackberries or blackcurrant. Provence Appellation : Bandol
What to say except that this cuvée du Chateau Pradeaux is very popular and renowned. We understand why when you have the chance to taste it: a concentrate of fruit, a lot of elegance with passion and power. Everything we expect from a Red Bandol!
Chateau Pibarnon rose wine is the best bandol rose wine.
This bandol rose wine from Ott vineyard is a typical and famous bandol wine.
Tour du Bon Bandol Classic red wine is typical good bandol red wine : powerfull, spicy, peppery with strong tannins but elegant.
Domaine du Gros Noré Red is a very carved wine, showing a good balance (alcohol and material) that may be forgotten to be opened in 2 years, but can drink immediately on the fruit.
Bandol red wine of Domaine Gros Nore is one the best bandol red wine !
Domaine Castell Reynoard Bandol Vines : Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault
Domaine du Gros Nore Bandol Red wine possesses a beautiful colour of an opaque and deep red. Nose on black fruits and cocoa.
Domaine Tempier is considered by all amateurs to be the best on the Bandol appellation. While maintaining the typical character of the appellation, Domaine Tempier Bandol Red Wine is always in finesse and very elegant with a lot of complexity on this powerful terroir of Bandol.
Tour du Bon Bandol Saint Ferréol is reserved, strict and upright, its spicy, peppery...
Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Red wine
This Bandol wine from Domaine de Gros Noré is dense and concentrated.
The confidential cuvée Antoinette of the Domaine du Gros Noré comes from old vines of the highest plots facing North. This Bandol is of an exceptional length!
Chateau Romassan from Domaines Ott is a great Bandol wine: tannic, spicy and very well structured. The nose is complex with notes of red fruits, strawberry, leather but also freshness with menthol notes. The attack in the mouth is fresh, the tannins are silky and the finish is smooth. This Bandol Red wine from Domaines Ott is a reference!
Domaine Castell Reynoard Clos Castell Bandol
Domaine Ott Bandol rose wine
Domaine Gros Noré Bandol
Castell Reynoard Bandol wine
Tempier is THE Bandol to taste at least once in his life. Considered by all professionals to be the best Bandol, Domaine Tempier offers gastronomy roses with impressive guard potential, especially with this exceptional magnum format!
Vineyard : Domaine Tempier Provence Appellation : Bandol Red wine - AOC - Vine : Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan