All about Wine from Bandol

Discover Bandol around a prestigious wine tour !

With Bandol being on 2 hours by train from Aix-en-Provence, it is an ideal small and traditional Provencal town to visit. Not only is it well-known for its beaches and creeks it is also famous for its wine (since 1941). Bandol (A.O.C) is very well known for its luxury reds which provide us with a taste of the local garrigue (wild, herby scrubland) however also produce dry white and dry rosé wines too. This appellation tends to produce 60% red wines and 35% rosé wines meaning that white wine really isn’t their focus. In general, wines from Bandol are renowned for being produced in extremely small quantities so booking a wine tour in Provence is often the key for a tasting session. If you are looking to conserve a red wine from Bandol their potential can be up to 8 years.

 

What is a Bandol wine made up of? 

  1. Red wine (Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault): the proportion of the mourvèdre grape is between 50% and 95% of the vines. 
  2. Rosé wine (Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault): the proportion of the mourvèdre grape is between 20% and 95% of the vines. 
  3. White wine (Bourboulenc, Clairette, Ugni): the proportion of Clairette variety is between 50% and 95% of the vines. 

If you want to know more about Bandol why not get in touch with PlanetProvence and book a wine tour or an excursion?

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