Red, Ready, but will improve

2013 Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rouge, Cuveé la Tourtine

2013 Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rouge, Cuveé la Tourtine

Red | Ready, but will improve | Domaine Tempier | Code:  37036 | 2013 | Mourvèdre | Medium Bodied, Dry | 15.0 % alcohol


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Bottle 6 x 75cl1cs

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Scores and Reviews



WA - Another polished, balanced and even elegant wine from Domain Tempier is the 2013 Bandol Tourtine (85% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache and 5% Cinsault). This is medium-bodied, nicely concentrated and lively, with lots of wild herbs, sappy rosemary, spring flowers, and both red and black fruits. It shows the more elegant, cooler style of the vintage, yet still offers beautiful texture and length. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate #225, June 2016

The Producer

Domaine Tempier

Domaine Tempier

If a naturally benevolent backdrop and a sense of history are anything to go by, as indeed they should be, then Domaine Tempier is well positioned as the leading Estate in the famous Mediterranean wine appellation of Bandol.

38 hectares of vines bask in a privileged amphitheatre, their maritime environment contributing to the unique climate first recognised by the Phoenicians as ideal for the cultivation of the grape. The pater familias figure of Lucien Peyraud has guided the property to its current pre-eminence, at the same time forging the precise laws of the AOC, which afford the wines so much personality and potential to age.

The leitmotif running through it all is the modish Mourvèdre grape, famously temperamental and inclined to perform only when its feet can paddle in the Mediterranean and its head can turn, in full heliotropic glory, to the sun.

The steep terraces, thankfully not claimed by the ever-expanding urbanisation, are ideal for these long-lived, rich and savoury wines, now in the capable hands of the régisseur Daniel Ravier. From the spectacular rosé, through to the four celebrated red cuvées, these are outstanding vins de garde. When I first visited I was a little early greeted by the charming widow, Madame Peyraud. She offered me a glass of rosé as we waited for Daniel and described with animation some of her favourite recipes, herself draining a rather large glass of Cuvée Classique in the process. It was only afterwards, to my astonishment, that I discovered that she was 95 years old.

Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer 

The Grape



Mourvèdre, aka Monastrell in Spain, is a common blending partner of Syrah and Grenache (aka Garnacha in Spain). In Australia and California it can also appear under the name Mataro.

Mourvèdre's bastion in France is Bandol, where it reigns supreme in the red blends and yielding a savoury, gamey, herby wine. It also commonly features in Southern Rhône, Languedoc & Rousillon blends. 

The grape needs a warm climate to ripen fully. Its stronghold in Spain are the appellations along the south-east Mediterranean(Murcia, Jumilla, Bullas), where it produces rosé, dry red and sweet fortified wines. Monastrell has played a significant part in Spain’s vinous heritage; it nurtures wines that are deep in colour and richly tannic, sometimes overbearing in their intensity and concentration

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