Not the movie with Burt Reynolds from 1972, we’re talking 2020 here and it is the hills of Provence not Georgia. But two new Bandols got dropped off at the shop on Friday. The wines are packed with tension and Big Screen character. Try pouring them side by side and go back and forth to see which is better. There are worse ways to spend a feature length of entertainment on a hot August weekend.
2020 Moulin de La Roque, Les Hauts du Vallon Bandol Rosé $24
52% Mourvèdre, 22% Grenache, 26% Cinsault
Les Hauts du Vallon shows bursting aromas filled with powerful, exotic fruits and spices. The taste is wide, long, rich, delicate and tender; fruity with good persistence.
2020 Croix d’Allons, Bandol Rosé $23
60% Mourvèdre, 20% Cinsault, 20% Grenache
Not your subtle Provencale Rosé. The floral aromas give way to tropical fruits such as pineapple along with rose water. The Mourvèdre imparts a fullness of flavor with hints of sweet fruit as well as breadth of palate. It’s full bodied and structured with Mediterranean herbs, ripe dark berries, and a touch of garrigue on the finish. The elegant yet pronounced tannins give this wine an exceptional finish. Organic