ROSE WINES, gastronomy and conviviality
Bandol rosés are enchanting. Their roundness and generosity make them different from other rosé wines. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault combine to give, by direct pressing, a well-built, refined, pale-coloured wine with delicate salmon hues. With all the subtle shades that enhance their color, they voluptuously express the specificity of their terroir. They are to be drunk in their youth and their great freshness seduces; however, the presence of Mourvèdre brings out their typicity and encourages laying them down, as is the rule for red wines. Long-lived rosés acquire exceptional temperament and flavours. They are served at the most renowned tables. Such wines arouse enthusiasm. Their complexity allows a great variety in food pairings.
Excerpt from Cuisine et Vins de France – June/August 2009 – Karine Valentin “Good terroirs never lie, rosé wines have at Bandol this exceptional soul that makes them unique. Moreover, they are not “rosé”, they are “Bandol colored”. The only rosé wines in the world that can be drunk young or aged…”