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Domaine Tempier Bandol Cabassaou Red 2016

Vintage
2016
Country
France
Region
Provence
Size
0.75L
Type
Red Wine
HK$758
SKU:
W-D1-005-QT-216
Description

It is a deep and brooding wine, yet with great vibrancy. Dark fruits and roasted coffee on the nose, with fig, chocolate and perfumed violets on the palate. Will develop over the next 15-20 years.

The Winery

The domaine was established in the 1830s and grew in prominence under Leonie Tempier, who brought fame to the company in 1885 by winning a gold medal for her Mourvedre-dominant red wine. However, by the early 20th century phylloxera had devastated the region's vines and wine industry. Mourvedre was largely replaced by higher-yield varieties or by different crops altogether. In 1936, Leonie's great-granddaughter Lucie Tempier married aspiring winemaker Lucien Peyraud. As a wedding present, Peyraud was given an old vintage of Domaine Tempier wine. He was so impressed he joined in an effort to revive pre-phylloxera traditions at the family estate and in Bandol itself. In 1941, Bandol was awarded AOC status, stipulating a minimum of 50 percent Mourvedre and 18 months of barrel aging for reds. The Peyraud family still plays a significant part in the winemaking process and the domaine remains family-owned.

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