Chateau Canadel Bandol Rose 2015 (6x 750ml), Provence. Cork closure

whereGrape variety: 60% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault, 5% Grenache


whereGrape variety: 60% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault, 5% Grenache

FRA - Provence

Expert Reviews

95 Points. Gary Walsh - Wine Front.7 December 2016

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.

Winery Tasting Notes

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 rose. The Mourvedre, growing on deeper clay soils, are made to wait a little longer. The harvest ended September 22.

Taste: 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.

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

Medals & Trophies

Decanter World Wine Awards, 2016: Platinum - Best In Show

Concours General Agricole Paris, 2016: Gold