The 28 hectares of vines at Bastide Blanche are farmed organically and biodynamically, and the rose is always Mouvedre-dominant. It's an affordable, cellar-worth wine from the epicenter of top rose.
"Since the wines often drink better a couple of years after the vintage, there is no reason for consumers to shy away from them for immediate consumption (assuming proper storage)." - The Wine Advocate on 2018 rose
2018 Domaine de la Blanche Bandol Rose
90-92 The Wine Advocate
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"Continuing its consistent excellence, this domaine's 2018 Bandol Rose looks to be another fine performance. Crushed stone, underripe peach and pineapple notes mark the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is creamy and rich, with just enough pepper and licorice-tinged spice on the finish to provide freshness and length".- Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate
"In the early '70s Michel and Louis Bronzo acquired the property of the Bastide Blanche, with an eye to produce from appellation Bandol wines the equal of more famous appellations like Chateauneuf. Their painstaking efforts were rewarded in 1993 when vintage conditions created the benchmark year to put Bandol in general and Bastide-Blanche, in particular, on the map of top producers in France. Common each year to their success are their very low yields, never more than 34 or 35 Hl/Ha, and simply impeccable cellar conditions and attention. Situated in St. Anne de Castellet, a terroir of Bandol rich in limestone. This, and the high proportion of Mourvedre gives this domaine some of the most ripe and expressive of Bandol." - Winery