Domaine La Vivonne Bandol Rouge 2012

Red

France

Provence

Description

Acquired by M. Michel Benhaim in 2010, the Domaine is named after Anne Vivonne, who established the estate in the 17th century. This historic domaine is among the best of Bandol, and is committed to strict, sustainable vineyard practices and a traditional, non-interventionist winemaking philosophy in the cellar.

Tasting Notes: Deep garnet in color. A supple yet structured wine offering a mix of ripe red and dark fruit aromas, with hints of black pepper, cloves, cocoa, and complex spice notes. Intense fruit and silky, satin-like tannins lead to a long, lingering finish.

Serve With: Excellent with cassoulet, buffalo cheese burgers, and all things lamb.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Bandol AOC.

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015929

Case Code

20097871015923

Vineyards

Nearly 62 acres of terraced vineyards on the slopes of the medieval village of Castellet, in the heart of the Bandol appellation. Vineyards include Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Rolle and average 30+ years in age. Sandy, alluvial soils over a marl, limestone base.

Composition

85% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache

Viticulture

Sustainably-grown. Traditional cultivation. Soils are gently ploughed and no synthetic weed control products or fertilizers are used. No systemic or insecticide treatments. Shoots are thinned and green harvesting leaves only one bunch per cane – yielding just 2.3 to 2.7 tons/acre. Manual harvest.

Winemaking

Strict hand-sorting of grapes in the cellar. Fermented with indigenous yeasts in traditional concrete tanks. Matured two years in old, oak foudres.

Alcohol

13.5%

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

VIVO012212

 

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