Bandol is a high quality appellation within Provence that makes rose,
white and red wines. The reds and roses are dominated by the grape
Mourvèdre and the whites are made up of Clairette, Bourboulenc and
Ugni Blanc (known in Italy as Trebbiano). The French specialist
importer Kermit Lynch imports some of the best Bandols such as Domaine
Tempier, Terrebrune, Tour du Bonne and this one Domaine du Gros 'Noré.
The family used to just sell their grapes to famous wineries such as
Domaine Ott but since 1997 they started bottling their own wines. They
quickly gained a lot of respect for the quality of wines they've been
putting out. This Bandol Blanc is made up of 70% Ugni Blanc and 30%
Clairette. They allow the grape skins to macerate with the juice for
24 hours which is uncommon for white wines. The wine has a lovely
perfume but nothing like the cloying scent that Viognier often has.
The acidity and minerality are both firm and balanced with the other
components of the wine.
We're able to offer this wine at a discount of nearly 50%.