Located just north of Provence, Bandol has become one of southern France’s most famous wine regions. The region’s signature red grape, Mourvèdre, produces phenomenally rich, full-bodied ‘black reds’ (so called for their deep, dark color) that are renowned across the globe. And if you’ve yet to try one, this gorgeous example will be your perfect introduction.
Founded in 1965, Domaine la Garenne lies next door to renowned Château de Pibarnon. Today, proprietor Béatrix de Balincourt has ushered her family estate to new quality heights. Mourvèdre flourishes in the vineyards’ sand and limestone soils, and the warm coastal climate allows this late-ripening variety to develop seriously intense flavors – especially in a superb vintage like 2014.
Béatrix’s team hand-harvested the Mourvèdre grapes from her estate’s prime-sited vineyards. Back in the winery, patient barrel aging adds hints of spice and licorice to the vibrant raspberry and summer fruit flavors. With a rich texture and firm tannins, it will shine with rabbit stew, spicy charcuterie and mature cheeses, or even wild mushrooms.
Order your case today and be among the first to enjoy this bold Bandol.