December’s Offerings

2014 Domaine Dupuy de Lôme Bandol ($29)

Provence, France
Mourvedre (90%), Grenache (10%)

Domaine Dupuy de Lôme is run by Benoit Cossé and Geoffrey Perouse whose ancestor, Stansilas Charles Henry, was a well-known engineer and inventor in the 19th century. His daughter bought the land in Sainte-Anne d’Evenos that now makes up the heart of the domaine.

Vineyard: North facing vineyards. Silico-limestone soil.

Farming: Organic. Manual harvest.

Vinification: Four week fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast. Aged on foudre for 18 months. Unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Note: This is a classic Bandol. It’s earthy and a little leathery with chewy black fruits. Pure and terroir driven.

Food Pairing: Rack of lamb. Sheeps’ milk cheeses.

Drinkability: Now – 2024.

Alcohol: 14.5%