2020 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé Magnum
Domaine Tempier is considered the “grand cru de Provence” and this rosé has the refinement and longevity to back it up. This wine was produced from organically-farmed fruit and native yeasts.
Double the wine, double the fun! Grabbing a magnum of this bottle ensures a thirst-quenching good time.
- Tasting Notes rosemary, herbs de Provence, grapefruit, ripe peach, white strawberry
- Variety 55% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 20% Cinsault
- Region France
- Volume 1.5L
3 in stock
Although Domaine Tempier’s roots date back to 1834, its true viticultural legacy began in 1936, when Lucie ‘Lulu’ Tempier wed Lucien Peyraud. Her father gifted the couple the Domaine Tempier farm as a wedding gift, and upon tasting a bottle of local Bandol wine, Lucien was inspired to dedicate his life to the craft. While other local vignerons were ripping out their Mourvèdre to replace them with higher-yielding varieties, Lucien felt inspired to reignite its legacy. He worked with the local INAO to establish the Bandol AOC, and today, is credited with helping put Mourvèdre back on the map. Currently, all red wines from Bandol must boast a minimum of 50% Mourvèdre as their backbone.
Alongside Lucien, Lulu raised seven children, cared for their farm, and welcomed wine-loving guests around their table until the ripe age of 102. Today, Tempier wines are crafted by the vibrant Daniel Ravier, to whom Lucien passed on the torch. Tempier wines continue to hold the benchmark for world-class reds, whites, and ageworthy rosés from Provence. These serious-yet-sippable bottles embody the timeless joie de vivre of the south of France and merit a place in any wine lover’s cellar (and glass) year in and year out.