2017 Domaine de la Tour du Bon Bandol Rouge
Cépage: Mourvèdre (55%), Grenache (25%), Cinsault (15%), Carignan (5%)
Size: 750 ml
" A robust and substantially tannic red from Mediterrean France. Rich dark fruits of prunes and black raisins and dried herbal notes of thyme and rosemary and a touch of black olives. A great dinner wine that can hold up to red meat. Organic farming for the grapes, no filtering or fining, native yeast fermented and no additives save a small sulfite regime. Aged 24 months in large used oak casks."
"Agnès Henry is the current winemaker and owner of Domaine de la Tour du Bon. Her parents bought the estate in 1968 and spent the next two years digging into the rocky earth and planting the vines that she now tends full-time. In her 25 years of making wine, she has come to embrace organic agriculture and a hands-off approach in the cellar. In addition to farming organically, she has for the last few years worked with a dyanmizer to prepare biodynamic treatments. Fermentations take place in open top cement vats and normally last about three weeks; she pumps over occasionally to get oxygen to the yeasts. Following Bandol’s requirements, the reds are aged in wood (a mix of foudres and barrels) for a minimum of eighteen months. The wines are not fined or filtered. Domaine de la Tour du Bon wines are traditional and unmanipulated, offering a true expression of Bandol’s unique terroir."