Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvee Cabassaou 2021 1.5lt Magnum


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Region: Bandol
Grapes: Mourvèdre (92%), Syrah, Cinsault 
First Glance: Age-worthy, Dense, Spicy, Concentrated

The Wine:
The Cabassaou cuvée (ça cabasse = gives a hefty punch) is from a terroir with small stone walls, at the bottom of the Tourtine, protected from the Mistral wind. The vines benefit from a very warm micro-climate with thermal winds. Paradoxically the vines are located at the bottom of the hill but the soil is not deep and the yields are very small. They give a very dense, tight wine, typically Mourvèdre , with an exceptional aging potential.

Clusters are hand-selected in the vineyard and in the cellar; de-stemmed, crushed and put into concrete vats for 3 to 4 weeks to ferment naturally with indigenous yeasts. Elevage is for 18 months in large old foudres.