Terrebrune Bandol Rouge, France 2016
Before acquiring vineyards, Georges Delille trained as a sommelier in Paris. In 1963, he bought what would become Domaine de Terrebrune, a property in Ollioules, just east of Bandol, framed by the Mediterranean and the mountain called Gros-Cerveau. He was later joined by his son Reynald. This is Mourvèdre with elegance and finesse. The gentle maritime breezes funnel air into the vineyards directly from the Mediterranean, cooling the grapes from the bright sun. A perfect bottle to transport you to the South France.
Grapes: 85% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 5% Cinsault
Soil: Limestone pebbles in brown clay, blue limestone bedrock, marl
Pairing: Olives, roasted herbed poultry.