Chateau Canadel Bandol Rose 2015

$47.00 inc. GST

Attractive bright pink colour tinged with orange hues. Intense bouquet with vine peach and tropical fruits, citrus and white stone fruits aromas. The taste is elegant and full-bodied revealing a mixture of fruity and spicy flavours. The aftertaste is lingering and intense, both fresh and voluptuous at the same time.

 

60% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault, 5% Grenache.

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Description

60% Mourvèdre, 35% Cinsault, 5% Grenache.

 

Limestone and clay soils. Vineyard cultivated in terraces (locally called “restanques”) on the steep slopes of a natural cirque, facing south. Average age of vines: 20 years.

 

The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted in the vineyard. They are then sorted again at the cellar before being de-stemmed, and pressed. The fermentation lasts 20 days on average. The wines are aged 6 months in concrete tanks.

 

Vintage: After a very rainy winter, which helped to fill the reserves of soil water, spring began coldly. Early April the first buds have hatched. Spring was particularly dry, allowing the vines to grow in very favorable conditions, healthy, promising a good harvest. In early June, temperatures were worthy of August. They provoked storms benefactors for the vines that were beginning to reclaim water. In the summer, hot and dry weather accelerated the ripening of the grapes. The harvest began on August 31 by the Grenache and Cinsault rosé. The Mourvèdre, growing on deeper clay soils, are made to wait a little longer. The harvest ended September 22.

 

Great gastronomic wine, serve at 10°C to 12°C with Mediterranean or Asian dishes, salads or tapas.

Additional Information
size

750ml

brand

Chateau Canadel

Reviews / Awards / Ratings

Gold Medal – Concours General Agricole de Paris 2016


Platinum Medal “Best in Show” 96/100 – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016


Rated 95 Points by Gary Walsh _ Winefront
“Rosé from Bandol is so often a thing of beauty, and this is no exception. It’s light in colour, and soft in the mouth but has a fine milky/chalky texture to give it contrast and interest. And if it makes any sense, I’d call it a ‘peaceful wine’, and drinking it is akin to watching waves surge and ebb on a pretty beach. To talk about flavours, well, it’s stonefruit and wild herbs, with perhaps a little aniseed and small red berries. There’s a mandarin juice aftertaste too, which is very lovely and refreshing. Impossibly hard to stop drinking.”