Le Galantin farms 30 hectares of terraced vineyards located in Le Plan du Castellet. The farming is all organic and everything is hand-harvested. Following the steps of her father Achille, who bought the land in 1960, Céline Pascale took over the domaine in 1999. She is helped by her brother Jérôme, who takes care of the vineyards.
The tiny appellation of Bandol is located directly on the Mediterranean coast, just east of Marseille. The ancient steep vineyards of Bandol – first planted by Phocaean Greeks c.600BC – are the perfect home for Mourvèdre. This variety produces wines that can age at least three decades. The best vineyards are planted on poor clay and sandy soil on old terraces, known locally as restanques. The appellations’ 1400 hectares of largely south facing vineyards get an extraordinary 3,000 hours of sun a year, but the heat is tempered by constant wind and also humidity from the sea.
We just received our small allotment of Le Galantin Rosé. Don’t miss out on grabbing a bottle while it is still here.
2020 Le Galantin, Bandol Rosé $22
50% Mourvèdre, 25% Cinsault, 25% Grenache
Bandol produces wines with much more depth and complexity than most of its neighbors. On the nose, mineral, with complex aromas of red fruit and citrus. Full bodied on the palate, generous and elegant with delightful fresh berry fruit flavors and a crisp finish. – Limited stock. Organic
2015 Le Galantin, Bandol Rouge $25
95% Mourvédre, 5% Old-Vine Grenache
This organically-grown wine is a powerhouse of dark berry fruit flavors with a lingering, complex finish. Smells like the sea and meat. Dark, elegant, structured, and long. Last of the 2015. Not much left and it is just starting to drink great. Organic