From: Bandol, Provence, South of France, France
Varietal: 65% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault
Story: The source of the refinement and elegance of Chateau de Pibarnon's wines lies in the estate's captivating vineyards, which overlook the Mediterranean Sea in the appellation of Bandol, in Provence.
A thick-skinned black grape, Mourvèdre has found its favourite soils in the sunny Bandol appellation. Some 3,000 hours of sunshine a year perfectly suit this slow-ripening grape. Rarely found in other cooler French vineyards, Mourvèdre brings harmony, elegance and an amazing ageing capacity to the red and rosé wines of sunny Bandol.
The Bandol region was essentially undiscovered when Catherine and Henri de Saint Victor purchased Pibarnon in the late 1970s. Recognizing the region’s potential, this visionary couple worked tirelessly for some 30 years, landscaping and crafting ever better wines.
By the 1990s, Pibarnon was making the region’s top red and rosé wines, a status today maintained under their son, Eric de Saint Victor, today the estate's winemaker.
Tasting Notes: Aromas suggest white flowers and light spice. Fruity, full-bodied and complex; wild strawberries, raspberries, and white pepper.
Pairing: Pair with sushi or other Asian cuisine; Jamón ibérico; or Roquefort cheese. An ideal pair throughout a meal.
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