Domaine la Suffrene Bandol Rouge Domaine la Suffrene Bandol Rouge Domaine la Suffrene Bandol Rouge Download PDF

Winery Domaine la Suffrene
Varieties55% Mouvedre / 20% Grenache / 15% Cinsault / 10% Carignan
Farming Practicesorganic certification underway for 2021
Soilsargilo-calcaire / parcels include limestone and magnesium rich silty soils and clayey soils
Trellis systemgoblet
Altitude90 - 260m
Harvest Techniquehand harvested and sorted
Year Vines Were Planted1940 - 1975
Fermentationseparately fermented varietals in temperature controlled stainless steel in oxygen rich environment till alcoholic fermentation is complete (3-4 weeks)
Maturation15 months in 50HL old foudre and large, then 12 months in demi-muids, then racked to fourdre for 6 months and in bottle at least 6 months before release
Sulfurtotal 42mg/L
Item NoFR443
Size750ml, 375ml, 1.5L
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Provence
Sub-region Bandol
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This Estate, located in the appellation of Bandol, has been a Gravier family homestead and vineyard for generations but the grapes had always been sold to local cooperatives. The latest family member to take the helm, Cedric, saw the potential and jumped in with both feet, making 1996 the first vintage at the estate to be bottled under the name Domaine de la Suffrene.

Situated on sandy-silt-laden, calcareous and clayey soils, the vines extend over 45 hectares between the municipalities of the Cadiere d'Azur and the Castellet, in the department of the Var. Cedric has built a beautiful winery that is a perfect combination of state of the art stainless steel equipment for fermentation, large well ventilated space, and old world oversized oak foudres for ageing. The facility is immaculately clean and Cedric houses everything he needs under one roof from fermentation to ageing to stocking to bottling and labelling.

The Bandol Rouge, which is a blend of Mourvedre (55%), Grenache (20%), Cinsault (15%) and Carignan (10%), is a wine that remains true to the character of Bandol, through its power, composition, and its very unique flavors. The Bandol Rose, so true to the character of this Proven├žal classic, is a blend of Mourvedre (40%), Cinsault (30%), Grenache (20%) and Carignan (10%). The malo-lactic fermentations are typically blocked to retain freshness.