2018 Bandol Rouge, Domaine du Gros' Noré

Over the past few decades, Gros' Noré has emerged as a top Bandol address, rubbing shoulders with its famous neighbour, Tempier. Their powerful Mourvèdre blends are rich, spicy and impressively ageworthy, and as with all great Bandols, retain a salty, herb-infused freshness. This 2018 is laden with dark fruits, tight and savoury, with exquisite focus and fine grained tannins. It has a sophisticated, robust structure; there’s nothing hot or overly fruity here. It is already so smooth and elegant in its youth, and with some time in the cellar you’ll witness the tobacco spice, nutmeg, black cherry, and baked earth character evolve in complex layers.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£31.48
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£188.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Bandol, Provence, France
  • Grape
    75% Mourvèdre
    10% Carignan/Cariñena/Mazuelo
    10% Cinsault
    5% Grenache/Garnacha
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2033
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2018 Bandol Rouge, Domaine du Gros' Noré
Domaine du Gros' Noré

Alain Pascal farms 16 hectares of vines in Bandol, regarded as Provence’s ‘grand cru’ region, where altitude and proximity to the Mediterranean give his wines impressive balance. The domaine is named for his father, “Fat (Ho)Noré”, who grew grapes here for many years, selling the bulk of his crop to top local producers, and only making wine for his personal consumption. After Noré died, Alain turned producer and, since the first vintage in 1997, is now regarded as one of the region’s finest. The wines are blends based on the powerful Mourvèdre grape: rich, spicy and impressively ageworthy.

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