2021 Domaine Dupuy de Lome Rose Bandol
Winemaker Notes: The secret to the wines of Domaine Dupuy de Lôme is the unique location and orientation of their vineyards. In Bandol, most vineyards face south in order to absorb as much sunshine as possible to ripen the Mourvèdre grape, the noble variety of the region. However, the vineyards of Dupuy de Lôme face north. Facing north, the vines receive less intense sunlight and enjoy a cooler micro-climate, which allows for retention of acidity and slower sugar accumulation in the grapes. As a result, the wines are lighter and fresher than those from south-facing vineyards, which is perfect for the production of more elegant rosé. Furthermore, the domaine's vineyards are totally isolated, so the biodynamic farming of Laurence isn't compromised by a neighbor's use of pesticides or herbicides. The vineyards are pristine, and the quality of the domaine's exceptional fruit comes across perfectly in the quality of their wines.
The Domaine Dupuy de Lôme rosé is a blend of 70% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache and 10% Cinsault. In the glass, the wine sits a beautiful light pink color with copper highlights. On the nose, aromas of peach, strawberry and white pepper waft from the glass with a subtle spicy and savory undertone. On the palate, this Bandol delivers excellent structure and depth of flavor with a tightly wound, mouthwatering acidity balanced perfectly by a soft, supple texture. Those peach and strawberry flavors lead seamlessly into an elegant finish with notes of blood orange and herbs. Dupuy de Lôme's Bandol rosé is the perfect example of the Grand Cru quality wines from this part of the French Riviera possess. Ideal on its own, this wine also pairs wonderfully with dishes rich in olive oil and garlic (especially with aioli), but also is great with paella, stuffed vegetables and Mediterranean fish dishes.
Wine Enthusiast - "A rich wine, full of ripe, smooth red berry flavors, this is impressive. Its density comes from rich Mourvèdre and concentrated structure. Drink this fine wine from 2023. Organic."
|Winery||Domaine Dupuy de Lome|
|Grape Varietals||Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre|