Domaine Tempier

When Lucie "Lulu" Tempier married Lucien Peyraud in 1936, her father gave them Domaine Tempier, an active farm that had been in the family since 1834, near Le Plan du Castellet, just outside the Mediterranean seaport village of Bandol. Tasting a pre-phylloxera bottle of Domaine Tempier Bandol (a wedding gift from his father-in-law) inspired Lucien to research the terroir of Bandol extensively. Up until that point, old vineyards planted with Mourvèdre had been systematically replanted to higher-yielding varietals. However, more research not only showed its historical roots to the area, but the grape proved to be more resistant to oxidation, producing wines with great aging potential. By 1941, with the assistance of neighboring vignerons, Lucien worked with the I.N.A.O. (Institut National des Appellations d'Origines) to establish Bandol as its own A.O.C. Needless to say, large-scale replanting of Mourvèdre ensued, and Bandol now requires a fifty percent minimum in all reds. Lucien will forever be celebrated as the Godfather of Bandol, but also as the man who revived Mourvèdre to its former glory. Raising deep and structured wines of such refinement and longevity has made Domaine Tempier truly a grand cru de Provence.

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Domaine Tempier 'La Migoua' Bandol Rouge 2016
La Migoua is made up of heterogeneous clay that varies in color between red, ochre, and blue. At 270 meters, it sits at the highest altitude of all the vineyards. La Migoua has the smallest amount of Mourvèdre in the blend, with the highest percentage of Grenache of the three cuvées.  • All grapes
Item Number: 30452
Bottle:$65.95
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Domaine Tempier 'La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge 2016
La Tourtine sits just above the La Cabassaou vineyard. The soil here is more homogeneous, with rich clay. At 40+ years of age on the vines, La Tourtine produces powerful, tannic wines with gorgeous fruit character.  • All grapes are harvested by hand   • After de-stemming, grapes are fermented
Item Number: 30451
Bottle:$65.95
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Domaine Tempier 'Bandol' Rose 2017
The grapes used to make our rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20 years old. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each varietal in this wine. The presence of Mourvedre gives this wine its strong character, balance and
Item Number: 29448
Bottle:$39.95
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Domaine Tempier Bandol Blanc 2017
White wine accounts for just 3% of Domaine Tempier’s total wine production. It is made from grapes grown on the estate’s finest vineyards which benefit from limited exposure to sunshine. This results in the grapes ripening slowly which allows the wine to mature with good balance after spending 8 to

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2016
Bandol is a small appellation on the Mediterranean, granted AOC status in 1941. For centuries it has produced some of the longest-lived wines in France, using primarily the Mourvedre grape. Wines from this region have unique aromatic properties which many claim come from the dry Provencal herbs

Domaine Tempier 'La Migoua' Bandol Rouge 2015
Provence royalty Lulu Tempier and Lucien Peyraud have been dominating the vines of Bandol since 1940s. ‘Miguoa’ comes from a 10 hectare plot of clay limestone soils, with vines averaging 40+ years in age. Signature Mourvedre dominant, with Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah give way to a powerful yet

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2015
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93Beautiful aromas of minerals, stones, roses and fresh strawberry. Some citrus too. Full body, yet agile and fresh with light cantaloupe lemon rind, white pepper and dried cherry flavors.

Domaine Tempier 'La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge 2015
" Good concentration and minerality. A wine with character that will age for decades. A wonderful synthesis of the terroir's tremendous complexity, where aromas of squid ink, graphite, and crushed stone are framed by firm tannins. Decant to enjoy now, but it's marvelous with age.  This wine is

Domaine Tempier 'Bandol' Rose 2016
"Domaine Tempier's 2016 Bandol Rose continues to show why it's considered one of the best rosés in the world. Made with a hefty chunk of Mourvedre, it offers beautifully crisp and precise notes of orange blossom, crushed rock, mineral water and white flower that flow seamlessly to a medium-bodied,

Domaine Tempier 'La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93“Offering more minerality than the cuvee Classique, the 2014 Bandol La Tourtine is a structured, tannic effort that has lots of fruit, ample mid-palate density and a masculine, firm style that will need bottle age to resolve.”

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2014
A deep ruby color. Aromas of dark fruit. Intense smooth tannins. After 5 or 6 years of aging, the wine will develop notes of leather, forest-floor, and small red fruit.

Domaine Tempier 'La Migoua' Bandol Rouge 2014
“The La Migoua vineyard is on the outskirts of the village of Le Beausset, perched on the southern face of the Le Beausset-Vieux hill range on a chalk and clay terroir…Cuvée La Migoua is comprised of 50 to 65 % Mourvedre depending on the year. A significant amount of Cinsault is also grown in this

Domaine Tempier 'Bandol' Rose 2015
"Domaine Tempier's 2015 Bandol Rose continues to show why it's considered one of the best rosés in the world. Made with a hefty chunk of Mourvedre, it offers beautifully crisp and precise notes of orange blossom, crushed rock, mineral water and white flower that flow seamlessly to a medium-bodied,

Domaine Tempier 'La Migoua' Bandol Rouge 2013
" Taste : Blackberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast, vanilla, black currant, dust and leatherNose: Thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, mint, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit. "~ Winery notes

Domaine Tempier 'La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge 2013
"Well-packed but very fresh in feel, with a violet edge to the core of currant and plum fruit. Singed rosemary and licorice snap notes underscore the finish.

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2013
" A deep ruby color in the glass with alluring aromas of dark fruit. This wine has an intense palate, yet smooth tannins. After 5 or 6 years of aging, the wine will develop notes of leather, forest-floor and small red fruit." ~ Winery notes

Domaine Tempier 'Bandol' Rose 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
James Sukling 93 "Arguably one of the greatest rosé of the world and for a long, long time. Aromas of strawberry and wild chrysanthemum. Very complex nose. Full body, layered texture with some phenolic tension. Lots of subtle mineral and strawberry flavors. Drink now."  Wine Advocate 92 "Domaine

Domaine Tempier 'La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge 2012
" La Tourtine is a single-vineyard of Domaine Tempier, where the soil is rich with clay and limestone. She produces powerful, tannic wines with long aging potential that can retain its red berry and spice aromas even after 10 to 15 years. " ~ Winery notes

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2012
" The original find of wine guru Kermit Lynch, Tempier is one of he finest and longest-lived of Provence reds. Black plum, prune notes, soft and deep with baking spice and firm tannins, this is a wine to search out. " ~ Winery notes

Domaine Tempier 'La Migoua' Bandol Rouge 2012
" La Migoua is made up of heterogeneous clay that varies in color between red, ochre, and blue. At 270 meters, it sits at the highest altitude of all the vineyards. The parcel’s complex sedimentation is largely due to the subduction of a tectonic plate which has surfaced the oldest rock outcroppings

Domaine Tempier 'Bandol' Rose 2013
"Owned by the Tempier family since 1834, this traditional, family-owned and managed domaine won its first gold medal in 1885. Located in the Bandol appellation of Provence, the family's 38 hectares of vineyards face the sea on the sun-drenched slopes of the region, and exemplify the flavorful,

Domaine Tempier 'La Tourtine' Bandol Rouge 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Larger scaled and more textured and ripe, the 2011 Bandol La Tourtine is always a rough blend of 80% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache and 10% Cinsault. Possibly the wine of the vintage, it offers up blockbuster notes of black raspberry, currants, licorice and ground Provencal herbs to go

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2011
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A classic, textbook red Bandol that shows the vintage nicely, Tempier’s 2011 Bandol Cuvee Classique gives up complex saddle leather, wild herbs, flowers and layers of sweet fruit in its forward, supple and approachable personality. A blend of close to 75% Mourvedre and the balance

Domaine Tempier 'Bandol' Rose 2012
"The grapes used to make our rosé come from select parcels where the vines are on average 20 years old. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each variety in this wine. The presence of Mourvèdre give this wine its strong character, balance, and

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 2012 1.5L
" The grapes used for this rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20 years old. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each varietal in this wine. The presence of Mourvedre gives this wine its strong character, balance and