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2015 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé, 1.5ltr

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

3 available
Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


92Wine Spectator

Shows range to the blood orange, peach pit, white raspberry and white cherry fruit flavors, gilded with notes of sandalwood and savory through the finish. Sneakily long, offering underlying minerality.

92Vinous / IWC

Displays vibrant, sharply focused scents of fresh red berries, blood orange and pungent flowers, joined in the glass by a mineral nuance. Silky and dry in the mouth, offering energetic strawberry and orange zest flavors that flesh out slowly with air. Shows excellent clarity and stony cut on the finish and leaves suggestions of berry skin and honeysuckle behind.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Some lipstick aroma. And then again on the palate. Lovely smoky, bone-dry finish.


Chateau de Pibarnon

Chateau de Pibarnon is in La Cadiere d’Azur, in the Bandol appellation of southern France. It was founded in 1978 when Comte Henri de Saint Victor and his wife moved to the area and bought a 13th-century Provencal chateau and 10 acres of land. Today the chateau owns 150 acres and son Eric de Saint Victor is the winemaker. The rocky vineyards are exceptionally sited on hills where the telegraph lines once ran between Toulon and Paris. The grapes are exposed to southern facing sun and the hot, dry mistral winds, which the Saint Victor family believes adds to the richness of the grapes. The classic grape of the Bandol region is Mourvedre, and the chateau’s acclaimed red wine is Mourvedre. However the estate also makes a rose of Mourvedre and Cinsault. It makes a white wine of Clairette, Bourboulenc and sometimes such grapes as Marsanne and Roussane.


France, Provence, Bandol

Provence is the region on the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France known for sun-drenched Lavender fields and an easy-going, gracious attitude toward life. Until the last few decades it was also known for producing large quantities of unremarkable rosé, often sold in bulk. Today its most famous wines are still rosés, but their quality has improved dramatically. Notable red wines are also being made in Provence, particularly in Bandol, a tiny appellation east of Marseille. The largest appellation is Côtes de Provence. Other appellations include Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Côtes du Luberon, Cassis, Bellet, Palette and Les Baux de Provence. Red and white wines are made throughout the region, despite the attention paid to rosé. Red wine grapes grown in Provence are Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and some Cabernet Sauvignon. White wine grapes are Clairette, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Bourboulenc and Ugni Blanc.