Grape: 95% Mouvedre, 5% Grenache. Region: France> Provence> Bandol. Notes: Bandol rouge must be aged at least 18 months in oak (48 months in large oak for Pradeaux). Organic farming.
Description: Nine generations of family operation, since 1752, and considered the flag bearer of Bandol’s ancient wine growing district. The average age of the vines is 35 years old.
Château Pradeaux Bandol is composed of no less than 95% Mourvèdre (old vines). The nose is a mix of earthy loam and white flowers with a hint of animal fur; the color is ruby red; the fruit stains the palate and is lengthened by a near-perfect sense of roundness; the final attack is of ripe tannins that are dusty and sweet.
Food pairings: Grilled meats, skirt (Roumanian) steak, Provençal dishes, venison, wild boar, hearty stews, etc.