Bandol Blanc, Dom. le Galantin

Bandol Blanc, Dom. le Galantin - 2015

Item # 40120 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

This delicious blend of Clairette 60% and Ugni Blanc 40% comes from terraced, low-yield vineyards of clay and limestone. You'll find floral and herbaceous aromas and rich texture on the palate. A full style of white wine that pairs well with grilled swordfish and lobster.


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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

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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Ugni Blanc

Known as Trebbiano in Italy, Ugni Blanc is best known as the main ingredient in Cognac.

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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Clairette

Clairette is a term that is applied to several white varieties in southern France: "Clairette Ronde" refers to Ugni Blanc; there is also a pink-skinned variety called Clairette Rose. The real "Clairette Blanche," however, is a touchy grape that is added to many blends in the southern Rhône, Provence, and Languedoc. It is prized in such blends for its bright acidity and its aromatic properties.


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