A true, traditional rosé and a beautiful wine at that. Which, to be honest, kind of goes with the territory. Bandol wines are superb and some of our favorites! We enjoyed our time in Bandol back in 2018 visiting a few wineries and fell in love with their wines. Notes of strawberry, lychee, minerals, ripe grapefruit and passion fruit with some nice rose-gardenia notes on the nose.
Domaine Roche Redonne, founded in 1979, is a family owned winery run by Henri and Geneviève Tournier. The property is located on the foothills of the Bandol appellation, along the Mediterranean Coast, in the town of La Cadière d'Azur. It is surrounded by olive trees and garrigue (wild herbs).
The 12-hectare vineyard is farmed under organic methods. Both Henri and Geneviève focus on the work in the vineyard in respect of the environment. The vines are 40 years old on average, with the youngest vines at 20 years and the oldest at 60 years. The yields are very low, and the steep hilled vineyards can only be harvested by hand.
Winery/Producer: Domaine de la Roche Redonne – Mas Redonne
Grape(s): 55% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault, 10% Grenache
Style: Rosé, dry
Origin: Bandol, Provence, France
Vinification: Hand harvested and produced using traditional Provencial methods.
Aging: Stainless steel
% ABV: 14.1%