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Domaine Tempier Cuvee "La Tourtine" 2016

Vintage
2016
Country
France
Region
Provence
Size
0.75L
Type
Red Wine
HK$608
SKU:
W-D1-004-QT-216
Description

The 2016 is rich and concentrated, with intense notes of dark fruits, earth spice, and well-integrated. This bottle will certainly stand the test of time! Drink now or lay down in the cellar and revisit in a few 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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