BANDOL -
BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

The history of the Provence wine region in south-eastern France dates back to the 6th century BC. The Bandol AOC appellation was given to the region’s key appellation in 1941 and became synonymous with the Mourvèdre variety, which is the main and key component (min. 50 %) of local red wines. One that would be difficult to create in any other region of France. Mourvèdre will only ripen reliably in a climate as sunny and hot as the one along the Mediterranean coast. But as well as reds, Bandol also boasts excellent rosé and white wines.

Bandol’s vineyards are located in a natural amphitheatre, on terraces covering a total area of around 1600 hectares. The local wines, born of passion and respect for the appellation and the terroir of the place, made up of poor and arid soils of limestone and marne (a firm mixture of clay and limestone), reveal the character of each individual winemaker.

The vineyards overlooking the sea to the south enjoy almost 3000 hours of sunshine a year. At its feet, the Mediterranean Sea protects it from temperature differences, while on the heights, hills with pine and oak forests block the cool Mistral coming from the north.

Only after meeting those who create this wealth every day can you fully appreciate Bandol. Being a Bandol requires something special. Many years have passed from the planting of the vines to tasting the first bottle.

As early as June, a so-called green harvest is carried out (the excess clusters are ruthlessly cut off) so that only the best grapes remain, which are always hand-picked after ripening to avoid damaging them.

The red wine must then be aged for a minimum of 18 months in barrels to be approved as Bandol AOC.

A TRADITION LASTING MORE THAN 2 600 YEARS

WINERY WITH HISTORY AND STORY

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AUTHORISED VARIETIES

OTHER VARIETIES OF SOUTHERN FRANCE

GRENACHE BLANC
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GRENACHE BLANC /syn. Garnacha blanca/

Another of the important varieties of southern France. It is not authorised for AOP Bandol, but may be used for off-palate white wines. It is a robust and moderately productive grape variety. It adds roundness and finesse to the wines.

Quality

Quality is the domain of our wines.
They are among the absolute top
not only in the Bandol appellation,
but in the whole of France.

Taste

We produce only wines that will caress

your tongue and your soul.

History

Our history is long almost three millennia.