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Domaine Tempier 'Cuvee La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge Red Blend, Provence, France

Domaine Tempier 'Cuvee La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge Red Blend, Provence, France

2021 Domaine Tempier 'Cuvee La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge Red Blend, Provence, France

Overview: Domaine Tempier, a name synonymous with excellence in Bandol, Provence, presents the 2021 'Cuvee La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge. This exceptional red blend, imported by the esteemed Kermit Lynch, is a testament to the region’s winemaking prowess. With a limited initial allotment of just 6 bottles, Wine Dispensary is privileged to offer this rare gem to discerning connoisseurs.

Product Details:

  • Blend: 80% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 10% Cinsault
  • Vine Age: 40+ years
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Vineyard Area: 5 ha
  • Wine Type: Red
  • Farming: Organic (certified), Biodynamic (practicing)
  • Viticulture/Vinification:
    • Hand-harvested grapes
    • Natural yeast fermentation and vinification for 2-3 weeks in stainless steel
    • Malolactic fermentation in oak foudres
    • Aged in oak foudres (25 to 50 hl) for 18-20 months
    • Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Sensory Description: The 2021 'Cuvee La Tourtine' unveils a captivating sensory journey, beginning with a nose rich in dark berry aromas intertwined with earthy undertones and a hint of Provençal herbs. On the palate, it delivers a robust and complex profile, featuring layers of ripe raspberry and strawberry flavors balanced by the rustic tannins of Cinsault and the deep, gamey notes imparted by Mourvèdre. Grenache adds a touch of velvety richness, making each sip a harmonious blend of fruit and structure, finishing with a lingering hint of leather and spice.

Winemaker’s Background: Domaine Tempier has been a cornerstone of the Bandol appellation since the 1830s. The estate gained renown under Léonie Tempier in the late 19th century and was revitalized in the mid-20th century by Lucien Peyraud, who championed the revival of Mourvèdre in Bandol. The Peyraud family's dedication to traditional winemaking practices and organic farming has cemented Domaine Tempier's reputation as a premier producer in the region. Today, the estate continues to thrive under the careful stewardship of the family, producing wines that reflect the unique terroir of Provence.

Serving Suggestions: Enjoy the 2021 'Cuvee La Tourtine' at 60-65°F (15-18°C) to fully appreciate its intricate flavors. This wine pairs exquisitely with hearty dishes such as lamb stew, grilled meats, or a rich beef bourguignon. For a culinary adventure, try it alongside spicy lamb quesadillas or a classic coq au vin. Its robust structure and balanced acidity also make it a splendid companion to aged cheeses and charcuterie.

Experience the distinguished legacy of Domaine Tempier with each bottle of this remarkable Bandol Rouge, a true reflection of Provence's vinous heritage.


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