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We’re really excited to add this red Bandol from Provence to the range for several reasons! First- Red Bandol’s are increasingly hard to find. There’s a been a significant drop in cultivated acres (approximately -55%) in the past 20 years. Second- this one’s organic, again really hard to find! Third- it’s simply a wonderful wine to acquaint yourself with. The Domaine was recently profiled in Forbes magazine. It’s a quick read and well worth your time to know more about this producer. Here’s the link:
The wine itself is concentrated and wildly aromatic with black fruit, spices, pepper, sandalwood, coffee and leather. Fresh acidity and structured tannins.
Vegetarian/ Vegan Friendly
Domaine La Suffrène extends over 45 hectares across the communes of La Cadière d’Azur and Castellet. Vineyard practices are traditional from gobelet-trained vines to the strict vendange vert which keeps yields low, optimising quality and contributing towards concentration in the grapes when harvested. The harvest itself takes place from the end of September into October according to the maturity of the grapes, and is done by hand. A further selection is done at the tables before the grapes are received into the winery. After crushing the wine is transferred to foudres and under goes malolactic fermentation. The red is from 50- year-old vines (a Provençale bonne-bouche) with a blend of Mourvèdre (55%), Grenache (20%), Cinsault (15%) and Carignan (10%). A natural with wild boar, saddle of lamb with herbs and truffles