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.
9 generations of family operation, since 1752 and considered the flag bearer of Bandol’s ancient winegrowing district. The average age of the vines are 35 years old.
Château Pradeaux Bandol is composed of no less than 95% Mourvèdre (old vines). The nose is a mix of honey 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, Provenical dishes, venison, wild boar, hearty stews, etc.