The wines of Bandol win their spurs.
From the Massif de la Sainte-Baume down to the shore of the Mediterranean, the vine is an integral part of the landscape and its presence makes itself felt everywhere. Bandol terroir faces due south and benefits from exceptional conditions of light and heat, with nearly 3,000 hours of sun exposure a year. The vineyard lies in a natural amphitheatre. The vines are planted on terraces called restanques on approximately 1,500 hectares. Several generations of vine growers had to shape the hillsides to make them suitable for vine cultivation and these terraced slopes are the result of their perseverance.
Gault and Millau 2009 Appellation Bandol, three colors at the heights of Provence. Between Marseilles and Toulon, the vineyard of Bandol is not restricted to the success of rosé wines from Provence. The best wine growers have managed to tame the fieriness of the Mourvèdre grape variety, which gives the red wines all their spirit. This AOC also produces splendid white wines, still little-known.