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Bandol Rosé (France)

The Bandol wine region is located east of Marseille in Provence.

Bandol is the only French wine dominated by the Mourvèdre grape.

Typical Flavors

Strawberry
Strawberry
Orange
Orange
Mandarin
Mandarin
Grapefruit
Grapefruit

Peach
Peach
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Rose
Rose Petals
Violet
Violets

Spices
Spices
Licorice
Licorice
Mineral
Minerals

Strawberry, Orance or Mandarin, Grapefruit, Peach, and Pomegranate flavors can be found in a good Bandol.

With Flowers (Violets. Rose Petals) and hints of Spices, Licorice, and Minerals.

Profile

Bandol Rosés are rounder and fuller than other French Rosés:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium Plus
FRUITMedium Plus
ACIDITYMedium Plus
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Quiche
Grilled
Vegetables
Tapas
Tapas
Charcuterie
Charcuterie
Ham
Ham

Seafood
Seafood
Fish
Fish
Paella
Paella
Spicy Asian
Spicy

Tacos
Taco
Hamburger
Spicy
Hamburger
Chicken
BBQ
Chicken
Pork
BBQ
Pork

Bandol Rosé has a well-balanced acidity, making it very versatile for food pairing.

It loves Tapas, Grilled Vegetables, Charcuterie, and Mediterranean Seafood.

It also loves BBQ and all types of Spicy Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Apetizers. Canapés. Tapenade.
Olive Oil Salads. Tuna Salad.
Anchovy. Garlic. Safran. Herbs.
Grilled or Steamed Vegetables.
Cold Cuts. Ham. Charcuterie.
Spicy Sausages. Herb Sausages.
French Seafood. Grilled Fish.
Grilled Tuna. Swordfish. Smoked Salmon.
Lobster. Crab. Octopus.
Paella. Fishcakes. Crab Cakes.
Umami. Sushi. Sashimi. Gravlax.
Spicy Asian. Thai. Mexican. Tacos.
Moroccan. Indian Curry.
Street Food. Hamburger. Pizza.
BBQ. Grilled Pork, Chicken, and Lamb.

Cheese:
Goat and Sheep Cheese.
Cheese Souffles.

French Specialities

Salad Niçoise.
Salad from Nice, with Tomatoes, Eggs, Olives, Tuna, and Olive Oil.

Quiche Lorraine.
Tart filled with Cheese, Meat, Bacon, and Vegetables.

Bouillabaisse.
Provençal fish stew with Fish, Herbs, and Spices.

Ratatouille.
Provençal stewed Vegetables.

About Bandol

The Bandol wine regions is based around the fishing village of Bandol.

The major grape varietal in the Bandol AOC is Mourvèdre (minimum 50%) with Grenache and Cinsaut usually filling out the rest.

The Bandol AOC covers the production from 8 communes with silicon & limestone soils. The soil and the warm, coastal climate are ideally suited for the late ripening Mourvèdre grape.

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