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Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose 2020 375ml
Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose 2020 375ml

Price: $22.99
Special Price: $17.99

ID: 31493
Vintage 2020
Producer: Chateau de Pibarnon
Varietal(s): Mourvedre, Cinsault
Color: Rose

Availability: In Stock
Product Code: FR-ROS96

Description Producer Notes
Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “It is always our most anticipated rose of the year and we are so excited to have tasted this bottle this afternoon on this warm 90 degree New York day. Once again the Pibarnon rosé is about 65% Mourvèdre (saignée), with the remainder free-run Cinsault. Unlike most Bandol producers, Eric de Saint-Victor prefers not to use Grenache, which he said would add too much fruit and alcohol to this classic old-world rosé. This another mineral-driven rosé from soils rich with pebbly limestone over blue clay that is a classic, dry, more masculine and savory interpretation of its appellation. What we would say is that the 2020 is a more pronounced expression than past vintages. There is an exuberant nose of ripe fruit that you can smell from across the room. On the palate you will find explosive notes of strawberry, tangerine, nectarine, lemon pith, rose petal, petrol, minerality and refreshing acidity on the palate. The wine finishes dry with herbaceous undertones. You can taste the salty sea air in the glass that derives from the vineyard’s hilltop position overlooking the Mediterranean. With air and time, this tongue staining wine gains in weight with its crowd-pleasing, glycerin texture (more to come with time). In fact, we always recommend enjoying this wine as it warms up in the glass. When we spoke to Mr. de Saint-Victor he recommended pairing it with the seafood delicacies of the region, particularly rouget or sea urchin – but we always say it does well with good old conversation with family and friends. In 2021 this is the rosé that we want to pour and make up for a year of missed time together! A favorite year after year, this is a serious rosé not to be missed for the season. And know this, the best is yet to come from this youthful expression…buy plenty.”

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