Welcoming the admirable Bandol estate: Domaine de la Bégude
Known as a staple estate in the Bandol appellation, Domaine de La Bégude was founded in 1996 by Guillaume Tari, whose family has been in wine for six generations with Château Giscours in Margaux.
Guillaume’s extensive wine knowledge is shown by his devotion to express the genuine characteristics of the Bandol terroir. He practices the principles of certified organic farming at La Bégude, was the Bandol AOC President for many years, and currently hosts the Conservatoire du cépage Mourvèdre. The Conservatory of the Mourvèdre grape is the world’s largest collection of this varietal and contains 116 types of Mourvèdre.
La Bégude is located at the highest point of the Bandol appellation (1312 feet/ 400 meters). Composed mainly of forests and olive trees, its area of 1,235 acres (500 hectares) has 42 acres (17 hectares) dedicated to the vineyards. The estate overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and benefits from an ideal mix of hot sunny days and cool nights brushed by the Mistral wind.
CADET DE LA BÉGUDE 2017
Deep and shiny robe with a bright garnet color. Black cherry and menthol aromas with elegant tannins and a spicy finish.
GRAPE VARIETIES 34% Mourvèdre, 33% Grenache, 33% Cinsault
FOOD PAIRING Its character and youth match perfectly with Mediterranean or Asian food.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 14%
PRODUCTION 2,800 cases
DOMAINE DE LA BÉGUDE 2016
Deep ruby color with an elegant bouquet of black fruits. A powerful taste with fruity aromas and well-balanced tannins.
GRAPE VARIETIES 85% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache
FOOD PAIRING Pairs perfectly with red meat or in sauce, lamb, duck with olives, Provençal stew, and truffle dishes.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13.5%
PRODUCTION 1,375 cases
LA BRULADE 2016
Deep purple color with a structured taste, elegant, and well-balanced. Intense and fleshy hints of garrigue, black pepper. Soft and silky tannins.
GRAPE VARIETIES 95% Mourvèdre, 5% Grenache
FOOD PAIRING Delicious with red meat or in sauce, lamb, duck with olives, Provençal stew, game, and truffle dishes.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13.5%
PRODUCTION 332 cases
We will be adding the rosé from Domaine de La Bégude in the spring of 2020.
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