“This rosé is not completely nude; he’s wearing a beautiful dress, wide, pink, and deep. We just like to express the terroir side of the place, and the variety we are producing.”– Guillaume Tari
2020 had good conditions for a great vintage. The winter was very rainy which helped for sufficient reserve of water for the summer. Optimal maturation of the grapes was achieved. Organic viticulture without chemical fertilizers or pesticides certified by Ecocert label. 75% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache, 10% Cinsault. Hand-harvesting in small baskets. Double sorting, total destemming, berry crushing and slow, drawn-out manual pressing of berries at low pressure, following a maceration for a few hours. Cold settling before alcoholic fermentation. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Aging on fine lees in stainless steel tanks.
ABOUT DOMAINE DE LA BÉGUDE
Located at the highest point of the Bandol appellation, the exceptional estate overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and benefits from an ideal mix of hot sunny days and nights. This outstanding terroir is combined with the winemaking heritage of Guillaume Tari, 7th generation of winemakers raised at Château Giscours in Margaux, resulting in unique and elegant wines.
The particularity of La Bégude is its extraordinary diversity of soils and expositions. This mosaic of vines looks like a painter’s color palette. The Domaine is also certified organic and produces red, rosé, and white wines belonging to the Bandol AOC, one of the most renowned appellations in France.