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2004 Domaine le Galantin Bandol

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VOS Selections says: The tiny appellation of Bandol is located directly on the Mediterranean coast, just east of Marseilles, where the finest red wines of the French Riviera are produced. Only 4,000 cases of red Bandol is produced annually from their organic terraced vineyards. The young Celine Pascale has recently taken over the winemaking reins from her father Achille who started the winery. This development has brought about significant changes in the physcial plant and the winemaking practices, bringing greater focus and clarity to the wines.

Bandol Rouge: This organically-grown wine is a powerhouse of dark berry fruit flavors with a lingering, complex finish. Produced from 95% Mourvedre, 5% Old-Vines Grenache, the wine is aged 18 - 24 months in oak cuves before release, which makes this tasty giant more approachable in its youth. Celine is now employing 25% whole cluster fermentation and pressing after 20 days. She has also removed Cinsault from the red blend. A wine to cellar or drink tonight with red meat and grilled dishes, these wines are an ideal accompaniment to game.

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