Bandol Rose, Domaine Lafran-Veyrolles
- Provence, France
- Domaine Lafran-Veyrolles
- Cinsault, Mourvedre/Monastrell
Produced on a 10ha estate of clay limestone terre Rouge, a blend of Mourvedre, Cinsault & Grenache. A floral, herbaceous nose and soft red fruits on the palate. Classic summer drinking.
Domaine Lafran-Veyrolles is an estate with a superb terroir and is widely recognised as one of the top three producers in the appellation. Jean-Marie Castell runs this small, traditional estate with just 10ha of vines on the famous red clay soil of Bandol. The estate is nestled in the protective hillsides of the Cadière d'Azur and benefits from a maritime climate. The domaine works with minimal intervention: extremely low yields, organic viticulture and and natural winemaking including very limited sulphur dioxide.