Domaine Tempier's Rose... one of those wines you wish you bought more when you did, then it's gone with the season, for another year. To think of other wines at this price point that suit our climate and lifestyle as well as Tempier's Bandol Rose, proves a difficult ask.
It's the Rose you should be drinking, delicate, savoury and deliciously moreish. It's another one of those wines we go on about all the time, you know, a sense of place kinda wine... it's really is and sorry, for this is as close as you can get to the biscuit-coloured Bastide of Domaine Tempier, at least for while. Bring on the vaccine.
‘Easily the most widely recognized estate in Bandol, Domaine Tempier has been run by the Peyraud family since 1936. Today, with the passing of Lucien Peyraud in 1996 and the retirement of sons Francois and Jean-Marie, the estate is run by the tall, energetic and talented Daniel Ravier—who speaks with a refreshing honesty and humility. Looking at the reds, the estate fashions four cuvees, a classic Bandol from a mix of terroirs, and three single vineyards—La Migoua, La Tourtine and Cabassaou.’
Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com