Chateau de Pibarnon - Bandol - organic - rose - 2020 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
‘Powerful cherry, raspberry, pit fruit and lavender aromas, along with blood orange and succulent herb flourishes. Stains the palate with mineral-accented red berry, bitter cherry, white peach, orange pith and floral pastille flavors that show sharp delineation and spicy lift. In a powerful style, but it comes off lithe and precise. Shows powerful thrust on an impressively long, mineral-tinged finish that echoes the peach and blood orange notes.’ Antonio Galloni, Vinous– 93pts
breathtaking beauty of the Pibarnon vineyard and the originality of its
exceptional terroir are gathered in the majesty of its wines.
The origin of the refinement and elegance of Pibarnon wines lies in its captivating site overlooking the Mediterranean, where the vines, planted on restanques (traditional Provençal dry-stone retaining walls) up to 300 metres above sea level, live in perfect symbiosis with a carefully preserved ecosystem and an exceptional local soil. Those factors on their own would justify the estate's classification as a "clos” or a "climate”, like the great wines of Burgundy.
Mourvedre, 40 Cinsault
The terraced vineyard faces the sea on the top of a hill that reaches 300m, forming a great natural south-east-facing bowl.
The soil is made of clay, limestone and white chalk.
Cinsault is free run juice - Mourvdre is "saign" (hour of skin contact).
The blend of both juices is fermented at low temperatures (22 C) slowly for 20 days.
Aged in tank for 6 months.