Appellation: Bandol.
Cuvée: Rosé.
Colour: Rosé.
Grapes: Mourvèdre 30-50%, Grenache 10-20%, Cinsault around 30%, Clairette 5-10%.
About: one of the most satisfying Bandol Rosé with a real core of fruit and structure to accompany almost any local dish, from the most simple to most sophisticated seafood or meat dishes. Fresh and energetic.


Location, parcels: from a number of parcels of younger vines or less well-sited vines all around the Domaine.
Size ha: from various parcels of the 17ha.
Age: mostly planted in 2000.
Soils: red clay, and limestone-sand.
Exposition: essentially south, on very gentle slopes.
Altitude m: 150.
Training: on wire.
Farming and philosophy: organic for healthy, living soils, in harmony with environment.
Average yield hl/ha: 35.
Climate: maritime Mediterranean, benefitting from some humidity and sea-breezes.


Fruit is hand harvested into small cases, de-stemmed, then pressed directly to enamel tank to ferment by native yeasts for 12 days at 20ºC with the malolactic fermentation blocked to keep the acidity. It’s aged matured for 6 months in enamel tank, then bottled lightly fined and filtered for clarity (that the market and a young wine demands).

Vintage Notes 2018
A relatively wet spring, causing some stress to manage mildew, was followed by a hot, dry summer. The style is even more juicy and digestible than usual with an attractive mineral, vegetal quality to all the wines.
Yield hl/ha: 32.
Harvested: early September.
Bottles produced: 20,000.
Date bottled: 2019-03.
Alcohol %: 12.86.
SO2 Total: 75.
Tasting (2020-05): getting better and better, very relaxed wine showing peach and apricot fruits, orange and white flowers, silky soft, pretty, open, gastronomic.

Vintage Notes 2019
A much hotter and drier year than 2018 which was challenge in itself. There was some rain in June but hardly a drop until the middle of vintage.
Yield hl/ha: 25.
Harvested: early September.
Bottles produced: 20,000.
Date bottled: 2019-05.
Alcohol %: 13.4.
SO2 Total: .
Tasting (2020-05): quite primary raspberry, grapefruit, orange, rosemary licorice, soft and lively. Bottled just the other day, the 2018 is tasting much better today, this one needs 6 months, both are for food.