B a n d o l
An ideal level of sunshine, just the right amount of rain and
a perfect soil, this explains why the wines of Bandol have been
famous for a thousand years.
C ô t e s d e P r o v e n c e
The extent of this area of production means that there is not
ONE “Côtes de Provence” but SEVERAL“Côtes de Provences”.
As a general rule, the whites, about 10% of the output, are sometimes tender when they come from the coast, sometimes more agressive when from the hills. They are an excellent accompanyment to seafood and to goats cheeses.
The rosés are very varied in colour, aroma and flavour, but
when they come from a good producer they remain excellent
throughout the meal, particularly on a nice sunny day.
The reds, little known or even unknown, often merit the sometimes mediocre reputation they have gained with some southern consumers. They are sometimes light, fresh and impish, perfect accompaniments to grilled meats particularly lamb. Sometimes they can be powerful, warm and with a strong bouquet, perfect for dishes with a sauce, quite as good as some “great” wines from the Bourgogne, Bordeaux or the Côtes du Rhone.