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Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2021 (1500ml)

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Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2021 (1500ml)
Producer Chateau de Pibarnon
Region, Country Bandol, France
Bottle Size 1.5L
Product Code 20716-1500

Organic. Another cracking release, Pibarnon’s distinctive 60:40 Mourvèdre and Cinsault blend was drawn from the estate’s stunning amphitheatre of terraces (or restanques) set amid the pine-covered hilltop of La Colline du Télégraphe. This is Bandol’s highest vineyard (at 300 metres above the Baie de Bandol) and it enjoys the freshness and cool nights of the altitude as well as the moderating sea breezes. It’s not only the elevation and proximity to the sea that makes this vineyard so special. A peculiar soil type predominates, les marnes bleues. This uncommon and highly chalky, blue-tinted clay, rich in microfossils, is also sometimes encountered in the Jura and Pomerol where it is prized for its low pH, water-retentive properties and its influence on a wine’s freshness and structure. 

For the winemaking, the Cinsault component was pressed directly to tank, and brings elegance, perfume and balance, while the Mourvèdre was bled, saignée-style, after several hours of skin contact, bringing vibrancy, complexity and chalky structure. Blending occurred before a wild yeast ferment. The wine was raised exclusively in tank for six months. 

Classic red berry, wild garrigue, some light spice and fruit tea notes are underpinned by complex and savoury tones. It's vinous, mouthfilling and powerfully built, a classic Pibarnon, which once again reminds us of how serious a great rosé can be.

Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2021 (1500ml)

Reviews

"Light, vivid orange. Mineral-accented citrus pith, red berry and succulent floral and herb scents, along with a spicy topnote. Chewy and sharply focused in the mouth, offering well-concentrated strawberry, bitter cherry, blood orange, honeysuckle and smoky mineral qualities and a deeper suggestion of nectarine. Densely packed, with the mineral and floral notes carrying through a long, precise finish."
92 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Reviews

"Light, vivid orange. Mineral-accented citrus pith, red berry and succulent floral and herb scents, along with a spicy topnote. Chewy and sharply focused in the mouth, offering well-concentrated strawberry, bitter cherry, blood orange, honeysuckle and smoky mineral qualities and a deeper suggestion of nectarine. Densely packed, with the mineral and floral notes carrying through a long, precise finish."
92 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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