Known as the Petrus of Bandol, we think this Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose is perfect for any table. It's got gorgeous fruit and beautiful minerality, allowing it to pair seamlessly with a broad array of flavors. What's not to like?
Winery: "The complex fruity, floral and liquorice hints dominate the nose. Overtones of citrus fruit are also present, particularly pink grapefruit with its delicate aromas. The palate is rich and silky, with a refreshing, magnificent finish. This is a wine of good structure, texture and body. It accompanies Mediterranean cuisine, colourful, inventive, with rare and subtle spices. A Rosé for all 4 seasons, aired, refreshing and fruity the first months; then more mineral, complex, long and structured afterwards. A gastronomic wine. Red mullet, fish roe, saffron, Iberico Bellota ham, anchoïade, roquefort, rocket salad, some refined and delicate delicacies. Asian flavours, raw fish, garlic, some white meats will also accompany the wine harmoniously.
Cinsault is a press juice giving the fruit and the flesh. Mourvèdre is "saigné" (only several hours of skin contact). Juice is not pressed, only pouring out of the tank by gravity giving body, complexity and freshness. The blend of both juices is fermented at low temperature (22° C), slowly during 20 days. No wood, aged in tank for 6 months.
Year after year the Pibarnon Rose wine is more and more a gastronomic wine. With a lot of different flavors and aromas. We find grapefruits notes, but also red fruits as strawberry, blackberry, raspberry and spicy notes. It is a fruity rose, with a real personality."
|Varietal||70% Mourvèdre and 30% Cinsault|
|Aging||6 months in tank|
|Brand||Chateau de Pibarnon|
|Grapes||70% Mourvèdre and 30% Cinsault|
|Food Pairing||White Fish|