Tempier Rose is one of the wonders of the Rose wine world. It's about as complex and intense as you'll find in any Rose anywhere, and additionally, it's balanced and amazingly age-worthy. It's made up of a selection of Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault from low yielding 20 year old estate-grown vines. Florals, peach, pomegranite fill the senses with joy, and its freshness and texture make for a mouth-watering experience. Put Tempier Bandol Rose at the top of your list. - Chris L
A visit to cult wine legends Domaine Tempier really solidified what ‘terroir’ is all about. As you enter the vineyard you’re surrounded by wild flowers, lavender, and rosemary and thyme in a natural abundance that can only be explained through a glass of their wine. The family owned and operated biodynamic estate situated in Bandol on its clay-limestone soils is a benchmark of good wine in the region . - Chris L
Lucie "Lulu" Tempier was gifted Domaine Tempier, the Provençal farm that had already been in the family for over a century, when she married viticulturist Lucien Peyraud in 1936. Lucien, on tasting a bottle of pre-phylloxera wine from the domaine (also a wedding gift), was inspired to research the terroir of Bandol, and its strong history with the sun-loving, drought-tolerant, Mediterranean-thriving Mouvèdre. Despite many of the old vines in the region being replanted with more lucrative, higher-yielding varietals, even orchard fruits, Lucien worked with neighbouring vignerons to establish the AOC of Bandol in 1941, with the spicy, intense and age-worthy Mouvèdre to account for at least 50% of the blend with Grenache and Cinsault in the reds. This spiciness, intensity and ageability is of course ever present in the domaine's most famed cuvée: the Rosé.
The legacy of Lulu and Lucien in their passion for the land, the terroir and the history of Bandol is continued through the domaine's biodynamic farming principles. - Peta W
|Product Type||Wine Red Rose|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|