This is an essential French Wine. Surprise! Not only is this Bandol extremely excellent, it's also perfect, and made naturally (that makes it both of the above ;))
Old school in every way. This is drinking history. Deep, rustic, refined through patience and allowed by its excellent structure. Woah.
95% Mourvèdre 5% Grenache Low yields, Natural yeasts 100% destemmed fermentations for about 15 days 18 months in foudres (custom made to fit the cellar dimensions that are from 2 to 12 years old)
Jean Pierre Gaussen and his wife Julia began their life of winemaking in the early ’60s, establishing themselves with only one hectare of vines. Through hard work and determination, Jean Pierre now has grown his holdings to 12 hectares of the highest reputation in the Bandol AOC, which are farmed traditionally, without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Their wines are vinified (100% de-stemmed and primarily using gravity) in their subterranean cave located near Cadière d’Azur. Jean-Pierre’s daughter, Mireille, now works in partnership with her father.