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2012 Lafran-Veyrolles Bandol Cuvee Special

2012 Lafran-Veyrolles Bandol Cuvee Special

94 Points John Caro
2012 Lafran-Veyrolles Bandol Cuvee Special
94 Points John Caro

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The top wine from this expert house, the Cuvee Special is almost entirely the rich, dark, structured Mourvedre for which Bandol is known. Beautiful ripeness offers lashings of blackberry and blackcurrent backed by a meaty, umami presence with Mediterranean herbs and spice. Utterly satisfying and complete, this wine was lovingly grown and properly made, gravity-bottled and shipped unfiltered and unfined. Top end Provence red for hardly more than the standard bottling.

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Elsewhere up to $56.99 Save $7 $49.99 a bottle

Overview

Grape

95% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache

Its Origins

Located a few kilometers from the Mediterranean, along one of the renowned terroirs of Bandol, the “chemin de L’argile” (clay path), close to the famed Pibarnon estate. Jean-Marie Castel is the vineyard manager and vintner here, with ownership stemming down from the Ferec family for a few generations. The estate farms about 10 hectares, of which 6.5 is Mourvedre, with the rest Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette and Ugni Blanc. They also rent 2 hectares of vines, mostly to be used in the rosé. Vineyard management is almost organic, or “lutte raisonnée”, and the work is all manual (including hand harvesting - a stipulation all over the Bandol AOC). Very traditional.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Mourvedre

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Provence

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

This Wine is Also Available in a Case Deal

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