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Domaine Tempier 'Lulu & Lucien' Cuvee Classique Bandol Rouge Red Blend, Provence, France

Domaine Tempier 'Lulu & Lucien' Cuvee Classique Bandol Rouge Red Blend, Provence, France

2020 Domaine Tempier 'Lulu & Lucien' Cuvee Classique Bandol Rouge Red Blend, Provence, France

Overview: Domaine Tempier’s 'Lulu & Lucien' Cuvee Classique is a masterpiece that embodies the discrete strength of Bandol and the elegance that defines this prestigious estate. Imported exclusively by Kermit Lynch, this wine is available in a very limited quantity of just 12 bottles at Wine Dispensary, making it a prized acquisition for any wine enthusiast.

Product Details:

  • Blend: 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 2% Carignan
  • Vine Age: 35-40 years
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Vineyard Area: 19.16 ha
  • Wine Type: Red
  • Farming: Organic (certified), Biodynamic (practicing)
  • Viticulture/Vinification:
    • Hand-selected clusters in the vineyard and cellar
    • De-stemmed, crushed, and fermented in concrete vats for 3-4 weeks with indigenous yeasts
    • Malolactic fermentation in large oak casks
    • Aged in large oak casks for a minimum of 18 months
    • Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Sensory Description: The 2020 'Lulu & Lucien' Cuvee Classique reveals a symphony of aromas and flavors that reflect its diverse terroir. The nose is greeted with rich notes of dark berries, intertwined with hints of tobacco and old leather. On the palate, the wine is robust yet refined, showcasing layers of black cherry and plum, complemented by the earthy undertones of Mourvèdre. The Grenache adds a touch of sweetness, while Cinsault and Carignan provide a rustic complexity, leading to a long, satisfying finish with hints of spice and mineral.

Winemaker’s Background: Domaine Tempier, established in the 1830s, has been a beacon of quality in the Bandol appellation. The estate rose to prominence under the stewardship of Léonie Tempier and was revitalized in the 20th century by her great-granddaughter Lucie and her husband Lucien Peyraud. The Peyraud family's dedication to traditional winemaking and organic farming practices has ensured that Domaine Tempier remains at the forefront of Bandol wine production. Today, the estate continues to be family-owned and operated, producing wines that are a true reflection of the region’s unique terroir.

Serving Suggestions: Serve the 2020 'Lulu & Lucien' Cuvee Classique at 60-65°F (15-18°C) to enjoy its full spectrum of flavors. This wine pairs beautifully with rich, hearty dishes such as braised lamb shanks, grilled ribeye steak, or duck confit. It also complements Mediterranean cuisine, including ratatouille and lamb tagine. For a classic pairing, try it with a selection of aged cheeses and charcuterie, allowing the wine’s complexity to enhance the flavors of the food.

Indulge in the timeless elegance of Domaine Tempier with this exceptional Bandol Rouge, a testament to the enduring legacy of the Tempier family and their unwavering commitment to quality winemaking.

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