Domaine De La Bastide Blanche

In the early '70s Michel and Louis Bronzo acquired the property of the Bastide Blanche, with an eye to produce from appellation Bandol wines the equal of more famous appellations like Châteauneuf. Their painstaking efforts were rewarded in 1993 when vintage conditions created the benchmark year to put Bandol in general and Bastide-Blanche, in particular, on the map of top producers in France. The proprietor of Bastide Blanche also owns Ch. de Castillon and Domaine Baumelles. All Bandol, all in the same close area to Bastide Blanche. He has pieced these properties together over time. He keeps the names separate as the terroirs are different and the wines have been sold under those names in France for a long time. Common each year to their success are their very low yields, never more than 34 or 35 Hl/Ha, and simply impeccable cellar conditions and attention. Situated in St. Anne de Castellet, a terroir of Bandol rich in limestone. This, and the high proportion of Mourvèdre gives this domaine some of the most ripe and expressive of Bandol.

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Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2017
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 " This American version of La Bastide Blanche's 2017 Bandol Rose is 71% Mourvèdre, considerably higher than what you'll find on the market elsewhere. It's slightly austere in its youth, with crushed stone framing delicate fruit notes of melon and peach, retaining a laser-like focus
Item Number: 29566
Bottle:$16.95
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Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2016
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Brilliant orange-pink. Intense, mineral-accented strawberry, cherry pit and blood orange aromas, along with a sexy floral overtone. Concentrated red fruit and lavender pastille flavors are supported by a spine of juicy acidity that adds definition and back-end cut. Closes very long

Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Solidly built, with dark tobacco and Turkish coffee notes leading the way to a core of steeped plum and blackberry purée flavors. Leather and juniper details drive the muscular finish. Best from 2018 through 2025. 500 cases imported."

Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2015
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91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Brilliant orange-pink. Displays vibrant, mineral-accented blood orange and redcurrant scents and suggestions of succulent herbs and pungent flowers. Fleshy, spicy and dry, offering bitter orange pith and berry skin flavors given lift and cut by juicy acidity. Lingers with strong,

Bastide Blanche 'Chateau de Castillon' Bandol Rose 2014
Bandol is the darling Rose' of the Provence Region in Southern France and is the Rose' of choice, more internationally recognized and sought after than any other Rose' wines from Southern France. It is one of only a few Rose' wines that can age well. Chateau de Castillon is owned by the Bronzo

Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A smoking rosé that has fabulous flavor intensity and depth, Bastide Blanche's 2014 Bandol Rose (based largely on Mourvedre) sports a medium salmon color to go with mineral-laced notes of orange blossom, melon, cherry pit and spice. Medium+-bodied, rich, full and layered, with

Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2013 1.5L
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Quickly becoming one of my favorite rosés from Bandol, Domaine Bastide Blanche's 2013 Bandol Rosé is another outstanding effort from this estate. Giving up rocking cherry blossom, big minerality, orange rind and hints of spice, it has medium-bodied richness, notable freshness and

Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Quickly becoming one of my favorite rosés from Bandol, Domaine Bastide Blanche's 2013 Bandol Rosé is another outstanding effort from this estate. Giving up rocking cherry blossom, big minerality, orange rind and hints of spice, it has medium-bodied richness, notable freshness and

Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2011 Bandol offers up a similar, traditionally styled personality with ample spice, underbrush, ground herbs and assorted Mourvedre meatiness that’s balanced by beautiful black cherry and darker fruits. Medium to full-bodied, with juicy acidity and a fresh, focused feel, it

La Bastide Blanche 'Cuvee Estagnol' Bandol Rouge 2010
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"This dark-hued wine is still very closed and firm. Dark chocolate and licorice flavors are prominent against a backdrop of black fruit, hinting at the wine’s considerable wood aging. It does have great weight and richness, so let it develop and drink from 2017."~RV

La Bastide Blanche 2012 'Cuvee Castillons' Bandol Rose 1.5L
"As I find myself dusting off the grill and eating more soft-shell crabs and wild salmon, I prefer a rosé that feels like a white wine with a little red rather than the other way around. Bandol is my appellation and, in mid-April, I order a case or two of my fave, La Bastide Blanche. I’ll serve its

Domaine De La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2012
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91  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 91 "In the same mold, yet with a tad more flesh and texture, the 2012 Bandol Rose gives up notions of ripe peach, tangerine and saline-like minerality in its medium-bodied, supple and polished personality."  International Wine Cellar 91 "Bright orange-pink. Displays

La Bastide Blanche 'Bandol' Blanc 2010
" Hand harvested vines averaging 40 yeas in age with clay and limestone soil with gravelly areas. The yield is 40 years. 25 hl/ha. There are two successive sorting. Natural fermentation for 28 days. Aged 21 months in casks. Bottled with no fining or filtration. " ~ Winery notes

La Bastide Blanche Cuvee Fontaneou 2008
"Hand harvested from vines averaging 30 years in red clay soil. Yields of 25 hl/ha. There are two successive sortings. Natural fermentation for 28 days in Oak barrels. Aging for 21 months in casks. Bottled with no fining or filtration."~The Importer

Domaine De La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2011
91  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 91 "Bright orange-pink. Intense aromas of raspberry and cherry, with subtle anise and blood orange accents. Juicy, penetrating red berry and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and enlivening juicy acidity. Finishes with good breadth and cling, leaving floral and

Domaine De La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge 2009
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "This is full of succulent dark currant, dried cherry, stewed meat and violet flavors that take on plenty of mocha and bittersweet chocolate notes. The tannic finish is muscular yet restrained, featuring white pepper and cedar overtones. Drink now through 2020. 250 cases