Most of the Bandol appellation

one of the oldest in France 1941

A prestigious appellation, an extreme requirement

67 estates, 1,560 hectares, 55,000 hectoliters

Vins de Bandol


6th century BC: the Phocaeans introduce the first vines and its cultivation
18th century Birth of the town of Bandol 1715 Export of wines in barrels from the port of Bandol. Valorisation by Louis XV
19th century: Phylloxera 1870 Disappearance of a large part of the vineyard
20th century: Creation of the AOC in 1941 with 6 estates and châteaux

Between Earth and sea

In an amphitheater 8 municipalities Bandol, La Cardière d´Azur, Le Castellet, Sanary, Ollioules, St Cyr sur Mer, Le Beausset, Evenos
Geological Diversity: Majority of clay and limestone. The erosion of the bedrock gives the wines all their characteristics
Restanques les bancaous UNESCO heritage these small walls are the hallmark of our landscape and our culture
Climate Oriented due south, facing the sea, the vineyard benefits from an annual sunshine of nearly 3000 hours or 300 days. The mistral helps maintain a perfectly healthy climate. Lou mango fango

Main grape varieties

Ain’t Bandol without Mourvèdre
Major grape variety with antioxidant quality developing great aging potential
Grenache cinsault (syrah) for reds and rosés
Clairette, ugni blanc and bourboulenc Roll for white
Production in volume 75% ROSES, 20% red (increasing) 5% White (increasing


Very simplified pink / white scheme
With drawings
Harvest Pressing and vatting Bottle
Diagram very simplifies red
Harvest Vessel aging 18 months in tuns or barrels 18 months bottle


Men and women of Bandol craft an exceptional wine
Yield limit 40 hectolitre / HECTARE – 1 VINEYARD = 1 bottle
Rigor, technique, selection, tradition, winemaking, aging, … A passion taken to the extreme
100% by hand: Harvests, pruning, disbudding, fruiting, …
Red wines from vines at least 8 years old
Rosé and dry white wines from vines at least 4 years old
No irrigation!
Wine: red, the flagship of the appellation
Very strict specifications
Red wines matured in barrels or in casks for at least 18 months with at least 50% of Mourvèdre grape variety king of the appellation (P’tite histoire)
Roses with min 20% Mourvèdre DEF
Dry whites with min 50% Clairette DEF

Vine cycle

Summer autumn drawing bunch of grapes
The manual harvest arrives at the end of August and ends at the beginning of October

Winter finds cold drawing
The vine is asleep. She’s getting ready for spring

Spring drawing bud or flowers ??
The buds then the flowers appear to make room for the bunches (humm it smells good)

Summer drawing sun or cicada
The leaves intensify the grapes are colored and are filled with sugar (the drawing)

Food and wine

Wines for aging and gastronomy
Resolutely gastronomic
Fruity, intense, complex and aromatic,
They dare to spice up the most refined dishes and can now be enjoyed all year round
Guard time
To drink over the year and can be aged to discover more complex tertiary aromas
Tasting temperature 10 ° to 12 °
A tasting at the right temperature and without ice cubes of course
Wine for aging and gastronomy
Rare seducer
White flowers, citrus fruits, exotic fruits, anise notes, dry and supple
To drink throughout the year (to see)
Tasting temperature 10 ° to 12 °
A tasting at the right temperature and without ice cubes of course

Your questions

Bandol of course is known for its high quality rose.
Especially since it represents part of the production.
What made our notoriety, however, are our great red wines for aging.