Domaine La Suffrene Bandol Rosé 2018

$39.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Freshness and subtlety. A clear and shiny robe, slightly salmon-coloured with a delicate nose of candied citrus fruit, spices. This is followed by a full balanced mouth, fresh, underlined by a nice aromatic persistence and great finesse.

'The art of Rosé is the art of understatement, the art of creating a drinkability so complete that it almost contrives to efface its own origins. Almost. Yet it's a mark of the greatness of this rosé that those origins do linger - namely the distinguished clay-marl terraces of Bandol. This is a deeper salmon than many of its peers, with scintillatingly peachy-floral fruits. The origins come through most clearly in the palate, with its sustained shaping structure. Meanwhile, it has brought wealth and fleshy Cinsault charm. It adds up to an irresistible whole. Drink 2019-2020' 

97 points - Decanter World Wine Awards

Type Rosé Wine
Varietal(s) Cinsault Mourvèdre Grenache
Country France
Region Provence
Appellation Bandol
Brand Domaine La Suffrene
Vintage 2018

Wines from Provence

In the South East of France, Provence can be considered the rosé capital of the world. Rosé from here is dry, refreshing, savoury and pale pink with a slight orange tint. The style is very different to those generally made in Australia.

The largest appellation here is Côtes de Provence, which accounts for nearly 75% of the total production of the Provence region and with rosé production making up 80% of that. The main grape varieties used include Carignan, Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Tibouren with an increase in the adoption of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in recent times.

The most prestigious appellation is Bandol. The vines in Bandol are planted on silicon and limestone soils which together with the warm, coastal climate is very suitable for the late ripening of the Mourvèdre grape. Wines coming out of Bandol must contain more than 50% Mourvèdre in the blend whether they are roses or reds. Reds from Bandol are just as noteworthy as their rosé counterparts. These wines are known to be powerful, spicy, structured, and age-worthy with critics such as Tom Stevenson considering these full flavoured reds to be some of the region’s best wines.

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Decanter – 'The art of Rosé is the art of understatement, the art of creating a drinkability so complete that it almost contrives to efface its own origins. Almost. Yet it's a mark of the greatness of this rosé that those origins do linger - namely the distinguished clay-marl terraces of Bandol. This is a deeper salmon than many of its peers, with scintillatingly peachy-floral fruits. The origins come through most clearly in the palate, with its sustained shaping structure. Meanwhile, it has brought wealth and fleshy Cinsault charm. It adds up to an irresistible whole. Drink 2019-2020' 97 points - Decanter World Wine Awards

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