Domaine La Suffrene, Bandol, Les Lauves 2005
EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FOR THIS BACK VINTAGE BANDOL
HELLO BANDOL LOVERS - here is a new discovery for you that is exceptionally priced and highly satisfying when compared against Bandol AOC leading labels. This one has the age to really demonstrate the characteristics of this little known appellation.
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Great Bandol, still youthful. Still dark and brooding. Blistered red tomato, boysenberry, tanned leather, smoked meat charcoal. Caught this in a great spot. Grape varieties: Mourvèdre 90 %, Vieux Carignan 10 %. Cultural Practice : Currently in conversion to organic agriculture (first harvest in organic agriculture in 2021), the vineyard has been managed for more than 10 years with wine-growing practices that meet the specifications of organic agriculture. We have integrated a process to reduce the use of phytosanitary products. This means that the treatments are carried out at night, we adapt our interventions to the disease pressure, the stages of Vine receptivity and the climatic conditions. Our soils are not worked from October to March. Starting in March, a work of the Cavaillon is carried out using interception tools, supplemented by a superficial ploughing of the inter-rows. Our vines are led in “Goblet pruning” and we have a few smooth plots.