Pibarnon, Bandol Rouge "Les Restanques de Pibarnon" 2018Regular price $42.00 Save $-42.00
Variety: Mourvedre & Grenache
There are just a handful of producers in Bandol that have stood the test of time with benchmark quality. Eric de Saint-Victoire has been making quality wines since 1975 at his domain in the highest altitude in the appellation. The vines create an amphitheater perched above the Mediterranean Sea. The entire range of his wines are considered “vin de garde,” or wines to age, including the rose wines. Even though the soils are poor blue marl and limestone, the vines are challenged to yield complex wines.
Think of this as Bandol that you do not need to age for ten years before opening-the more approachable Bandol if you are getting your feet wet with Provencal reds. The fruit comes from younger vines and ages for 18 months in older barrels.