Bandol Rosé, Dom. Le Galantin
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Bandol Rosé, Dom. Le Galantin - 2018

Item # 31893 750mL
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$27.96 $18.96 / Single Bottle
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

The tiny appellation of Bandol is located directly on the Mediterranean coast, just east of Marseilles, where the finest wines of the French Riviera are produced. Bandol rosé is an excellent accompaniment to bouillabaisse and other fish and shellfish dishes.


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About the Producer

Plan du Castellet, Provence, France From the terraced hillsides of the Bandol appellation, Domain le Galantin produces ageworthy Provençal wines. The small family-run domaine leans upon a millennia of winemaking in this rugged French region. In 600 BC, the Phoenicians were the first to plant vines on the area’s steep slopes; they built terraces to do so and these réstanques are sill in use. The...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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Bandol

Arguably the most significant appellation in Provence, Bandol produces spicy, earthy, rich red wines. These tend to be big and well-structured, relying on the Mourvèdre grape for their power. Vines in Bandol are grown in very meager soils of gravel, clay, and limestone: this, combined with the hot, dry coastal climate, gives these thick-skinned berries exactly what they need in order to...

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Provence

Provence has some of the best vine-growing territory in the world, with a perfect Mediterranean climate tempered by the cooling effects of the sea. The region produces a broad range of wines, the majority of which pair effortlessly with the light, herb-infused cuisine of Provence.

Bandol, arguably the most significant appellation in Provence, produces spicy, earthy, rich red wines. These...

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