Domaine du Gros 'Noré Bandol Rouge

$96.00
6 + $86.40 each
12 + $80.16 each
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Variety

Mourvedre Blend

Vintage

2018

Size

750ml

Country

France

Region

Bandol

Region

Côtes de Provence

Description

Made from 40-60 yo vines with about 80% Mourvedre together with 10% Grenache and a dash of both Carignan and Cinsault. It is the Mourvedre here which gives the wine both backbone and generosity enabling the wine to age effortlessly for a decade or 2. The vineyards of Gros Nore surround not only the fields surrounding the winery on the aptly named Chemin de l’Argile (the clay road), the domaine also owns the highest vineyards in the appellation which face due north. It is these much higher and cooler sites where the vineyards have a base of limestone contributing outstanding freshness and vitality. Natural yeast ferment. Bottled without fining or filtering. Winery Notes