2020 Chateau de Pibarnon, Bandol Rosé, Provence (375ml)

2020 Chateau de Pibarnon, Bandol Rosé, Provence (375ml)

2020 Chateau de Pibarnon, Bandol Rosé, Provence (375ml)

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The 2020 Chateau de Pibarnon, Bandol Rosé, Provence (375ml) was a Merchant's Pick

Not just any rosé... Bandol rosé!

July 14, 2020

Chateau de Pibarnon reminds us that there are rosés, and then there are Bandol rosés!

Bandol is the pride of Provence; the rosés from this region are a cut above the rest.

Often referred to as the "Petrus of Bandol," Chateau de Pibarnon's vineyards are built on centuries-old terraces hand-built by generations.  The clay and fossil-studded soils are similar those found at Chateau d'Yquem in Sauternes and Chateau Petrus in Pomerol.

"Shimmering orange-pink. Powerful, mineral-accented white peach, raspberry and melon scents, along with building citrus pith and floral nuances. Palate-staining red berry, blood orange, nectarine and lavender flavors deftly meld depth and energy. Shows strong tension and repeating mineral character on the strikingly long finish, which leaves a suave floral note behind." Vinous

What We Love About This Wine

This wine has real pizzazz!

Pink grapefruits notes are followed by a touch of spice. The Mourvedre gives this wine its complexity.  White peach, pomegranate and zesty acidity are characteristics of the Cinsault grape.

Beautifully balanced, Pibarnon is a pairing rosé - one that begs to be enjoyed with cheese, seafood - especially sushi - and charcuterie.

It is so good, we have it in half bottles (375mls), here.

By the way, this wine ages beautifully too.  Stash a few bottles away for Thanksgiving; with so many layers, it is also a sensational holiday wine.



Not Just Any Rosé.... Bandol Rosé!

By David Gettenberg

Producer: Chateau de Pibarnon

Country: France

Region: Provence

Subregion: Bandol

Varietal: Mourvedre Blend

Vintage: 2020

Size: 375ml

Code: W5649-2020-375