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..
This Domain Castell Reynoard Esprit du Vivant is a light and greedy wine.
Tour du Bon rose wine is fresh and tonic with a sharp and delicate finish.
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.
A wonderful white wine make by Lafran Veyrolle with Clairette and Ugni blanc: fruity, dry and well-structured.
Domaine Gros Noré Bandol rose wine is a fruity and delicate wine with a good expression in mouth.
Salettes bandol white wine is subtil lively and fresh.
Salettes bandol red wine is powerfull and round, very long in final.
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.
Domaine Castell Reynoard bandol red wine is complex with aromas of spices but with ample and fresh mouth.
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
Chateau Pibarnon rose wine is the best bandol rose wine.