Domaine Gros' du Nore, Bandol Rose 2020Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
Varieties: Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Grenache
Honoré is the patriarch for which this domain derived its name. He and his son, Alain Pascal are both herculean in size and strength, though with a tenderness that comes through in the wines. The quality of their Bandol fruit remains exceptional, though they sold most of their fruit to other great producers like Domaine Ott and Chateau de Pibarnon. It wasn’t until the death of Honoré that Alain made the jump to begin Domaine du Gros ‘Noré, farming sixteen hectares with his brother, Guy. Alain distinguishes himself from other producers with his decision to use 80% Mourvèdre in his blend when wine law dictates he uses at least 50%. He chooses to let the grapes ripen fully on the vines allowing for fully concentrated wine with character and finesse.
Many liken Bandol to be the greatest place in the world for rosé production. It's also classified as the “Grand Cru” of Bandol; this rosé is no exception. Led by the great Mourvèdre, these 30 year old vines transition into a rosé that will age well after a few years.