Varieties: Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
Region: Provence, France
The Bandol area is one of the most famous parts of Provence, and also one of the oldest for wine production. It owes its reputation to a very favourable microclimate, and to its king grape variety “Le Mourvedre”. Mourvedre is tannic and deep in colour, and so needs to be dealt with carefully when producing a Rosé.
La Suffrene work meticulously in their vineyards to maintain low yields, which means they end up with concentrated and exceptional quality fruit. A lot of the work is heavy manual labour, but which produces the wines that La Suffrene are proud of. This Rosé is distinguished in these parts, and displays great purity of fruit mixed with a spicy, earthy character.