Domaine Tempier is one of the few estates in Bandol that is still family-owned. Started in 1834, they have not changed their mindset since. The Mourvedre for the Bandol Rose comes from vines with an average age of almost 30 years old from select parcels. The vines are very low yielding giving the wine an unmatched concentration, but in the style of the Domaine, they aim for a higher acidity to keep the wines fresh. Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose is undoubtedly one of the most serious still rose's in the world. With a complexity of minerality, spices, and red fruits, it is not just a summer day drinking wine; it is an any day wine. Tempier Rose can also be aged, which is not typical for rose, and we have a few bottles in the personal cellar that we are waiting to pop. Tempier sets the bar every year for Rose, and this new release is no different.