Chateau Pradeaux 2020 Bandol Rose AOC

Chateau Pradeaux 2020 Bandol Rose AOC

Item Number: 15270

UPC: 0-811644010221

Country: France
Region: Provence
Sub Region: Provence
Appellation/AVA: Bandol AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 75% Mourvèdre / 25% Cinsault
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

This singular domaine, whose holdings are the closest to the Mediterranean in the entire appellation, has been in the same family for nine generations, and they are the absolute standard-bearer for ultra-traditional and uncompromising Bandol. From his family’s organically tended old vines—most of which were planted during World War II—Etienne Portalis produces rosé of visceral potency, eschewing the market-minded politeness of many growers in the region and crafting wines of sumptuous concentration, intense structure, and staggeringly powerful minerality. He embraces the risk of spontaneous fermentation—almost unheard of in rosé production in Provence—and employs cement and large oak as well as the industry-standard stainless steel for his age-worthy pink wines.