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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bandol Blanc
70% Ugni Blanc, 30% Clairette 30 years average Clay .5 ha
Bandol Rosé
54% Mourvèdre, 25% Cinsault, 19% Grenache, 2% Clairette 30 years average Clay 13 ha
Bandol Rouge
80% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache, 5% Cinsault 30 years average Clay 14 ha
Bandol Rouge “Cuvée IX”
85% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault, 5% Grenache, 5% Carignan 40 years average Clay 2 ha
Bandol Rouge “Cuvée Antoinette”
95% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault/Grenache 45 years average Clay 1 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vineyards are made up of well-ventilated clay soils on sunny hillsides, allowing for a later harvest than usual


Bandol Blanc:

• 24-hour skin maceration

• Vinified at low temperatures before bottling

• Vinified and aged in stainless steel

Bandol Rosé:

• Made by 65% direct press, 35% maceration
• Vinified in stainless steel

Bandol Rouge:

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Grapes are vinified separately

• Fermentation in stainless steel for 3 weeks, pumpovers twice a day

• Aged in foudre for 18 months

Bandol Rouge “Cuvée IX”:
• A single-vineyard bottling, made only in 2014
• Grapes are partially de-stemmed
• Grapes are vinified separately
• Fermentation in stainless steel for 3 weeks, pumpovers twice a day
• Aged in foudre for 18 months

Bandol Rouge “Cuvée Antoinette”:
• Grapes are partially de-stemmed
• Grapes are vinified separately
• Fermentation in stainless steel for 3 weeks, pumpovers twice a day
• Aged in foudre for 18 months

General Information

Country
France
Region
Provence
Appellation(s)
Bandol
Producer
Alain Pascal
Founded
1997
Annual Production
5,000 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.gros-nore.com
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