2020 Bandol Rosé, Domaine du Gros' Noré

This rosé is one of the secret gems of our list. Pale, dry, and quintessentially Provençal at first, it begins to open up in the glass revealing layers of complexity that take it far beyond its category. This 2020 is superb, with the light scent of wild red berries and dried garrigue herbs on the nose, followed by a palate that is taut and bright with seasalt freshness and an agile backbone of acidity. Unlike many simpler rosés, whose enjoyment is exclusively in their fruitiness and freshness, this wine has the structure and depth to age with brilliance. If you hold it for a couple of years, you'll be able to appreciate just what this wine can do.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£22.48
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£134.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Bandol, Provence, France
  • Grape
    Cinsault
    Clairette
    Grenache/Garnacha
    Mourvèdre
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2027
  • Colour
    Rosé
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
2020 Bandol Rosé, 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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