Château Pradeaux Bandol Rouge, France 2015
There's the appellation of Bandol, and then there's Pradeaux. The domaine is situated on the outskirts of the town of Saint Cyr-sur-Mer that lies directly on the Mediterranean between Toulon and Marseilles. The estate has been in the hands of the Portalis family since before the French Revolution, In fact, Jean-Marie-Etienne Portalis, who inherited the estate in 1752, helped draft the Napoleonic Code. Today, the domaine is currently under the direction of Cyrille Portalis, the sole direct descendant of the family. He continues to maintain the great traditions of this estate and is assisted by his wife, Magali, and now his two sons, Etienne and Edouard. these wine always require many years of age so you can thank us for taking some of that time away. However, this wine still could go another 15-20 years. If you are going to open it for dinner, we would recommend a 3 hours decant time. Cheers!
Pairing: Stew, BBQ beef, braided beef, a juicy burger
Grapes: Traditionally 95% Mourvèdre and 5% Grenache
Soil: Limestone Clay
Viticulture: Organic practicing
*This wine was sourced direct from the distributor