2019 Lafran-Veyrolles Bandol Rose

92 Points John Caro
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A top wine from the Rose mecca, Provence's Bandol. The 2015 of this exceptional label was the world's No.2 Rose in Decanter Magazine. Lafran-Veyrolles is a legendary organic producer, among the very best in Southern France. Pale, dry and elegant, this perfect aperitif is also very typical and 'serious'. It is based on Mourvedre and offers the local freshness and poise, with layers of subtle fruit, minerals, and herbal inflections of France's Mediterranean landscape. Superb quality.
$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle


Approximately 70% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache and 15% Cinsault

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.

What The Critics Say

90-92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski (2018 vintage)

"Tasted as a tank sample, this 2018 Bandol Rose comes across as edgy and young (as it should). Peach, tangerine and lime zest mark the nose, while the medium-bodied palate should smooth out nicely within a few months yet retain enough freshness to drink well for a couple of years."

93/100 Decanter Magazine, 50 Top Rosés of the World (2015 vintage)

"Pale, salmon pink with orangey flecks. Restrained aromas of apricot, spice and herbs that continue on the palate. Concentrated, chewy and weighty with mineral acidity. Mouthwatering and fresh, if a little understated. Complexity will come." Drink 2016 - 2018

Variety Mourvedre
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2023

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