Domaine De La Tour Du Bon

Bandol borders the Mediterranean Sea and Tour du Bon is tucked a half a mile away on a hillside near a tiny village called Le Castellet. The terroir here is a clay-limestone mix with a red subsoil. The 12 hectare of vines form a natural amphitheatre overlooking the sea, and with the abundant Provencal sunshine and very little rain, it's the hottest area in the appellation.

Agnès Henry is the current winemaker and owner of Domaine de la Tour du Bon. Her parents bought the estate in 1968 and it took them two years to dig into the rocky earth and get vines planted. Agnès has been making the wines full time for the last 25 years. She is one of the original winemakers in the "natural" movement, although, she does not advertise this info at all. When asked about it she says that she isn't interested in being a missionary or spokesperson for the natural movement. She practices organic agriculture and is hands off on the cellar because it makes the best wines (period). She's not certified because it's too much paperwork. Agnes now has a dyanmizer for preparing biodynamic treatments, but hesitates to call herself biodynamic. Fermentations take place in open top cement vats and normally last about three weeks. She pumps over occasionally to get oxygen to the yeasts.

The final expression is traditional and unmanipulated wines that truly express Bandol's unique terroir.

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Domaine de la Tour du Bon Bandol Rose 2017
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91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 “Brilliant orange-pink. Red berries, peach and a hint of orange zest on the fragrant nose. Juicy, mineral-laced strawberry, nectarine and honeysuckle flavors show very good clarity and tighten up slowly on the back half. Deftly blends power and delicacy and finishes very long and
Item Number: 29442
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Domaine de la Tour du Bon Bandol Rose 2016 1.5L
36% Mourvèdre 32% Cinsault 25% Grenache 7% Clairette. The soft, ochre-tinged color is highly evocative of the sun-soaked Provençal countryside. Full of fruit with a touch of spice and citrus peel— balanced and structured—true to its character of previous releases.  A farm since the 1920's, the
Item Number: 25658
Bottle:$41.95
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Domaine de la Tour du Bon 'En Sol' Mourvedre 2015
In 2012, Agnès met Elisabetta Foradori, who makes wine from the local Teroldego in the Italian Dolomites, notably in amphora. Agnès said that the first wine she tasted from Elisabetta was a white made in amphora and it gave her “the sensation of touching a truth that resonated in me, a wine that

Domaine de la Tour du Bon Bandol Rose 2016
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36% Mourvèdre 32% Cinsault 25% Grenache 7% Clairette. The soft, ochre-tinged color is highly evocative of the sun-soaked Provençal countryside. Full of fruit with a touch of spice and citrus peel— balanced and structured—true to its character of previous releases.  A farm since the 1920's, the

Domaine de la Tour du Bon 'Bandol' Rouge 2013
Agnès Henry is the current winemaker and owner of Domaine de la Tour du Bon. Her parents bought the estate in 1968 and spent the next two years digging into the rocky earth and planting the vines that she now tends full-time.   In her 25 years of making wine, she has come to embrace organic

Domaine de la Tour du Bon Bandol Rose 2015
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"The rosé's soft, ochre-tinged robe is highly evocative of the reassuring heat of the Provençal countryside.   This very subtle wine exudes perfumes that are at once invigorating and sweet. Soft and spicy on the palate, this rosé is a good match for a wide range of foods, from seafood to North

Domaine de la Tour du Bon Bandol Rose 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "A rocking rosé, the 2014 Bandol Rose from Domaine Tour du Bon knocks it out of the park with its orange blossom, citrus, marine-like minerality and tangerine aromas and flavors. Big, rich and textured, yet with vibrant acidity, this is a classic Bandol to enjoy anytime over the

Domaine de la Tour du Bon 'Bandol' Rouge 2008
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Exhibits powerful, meaty aromas, with flavors to match, as well as notes of dried cherry, smoke and spice, edged by hints of sage. The supple finish offers cocoa powder and spice accents. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made."