Domaine Tempier has been managed by the Peyraud family since 1936. Today, with the passing of Lucien Peyraud in 1996 and the retirement of sons François and Jean-Marie, the estate is managed by the great, energetic and talented Daniel Ravier, who speaks with refreshing honesty and humility. It is the most recognised vineyard in the Bandol appellation, in Provence.
A Bandol that can be described as a classic from a mixture of terroirs, and three great vintages : La Migoua, La Tourtine and Cabassaou. La Migoua is the highest elevation site of the three and is 270 metres above sea level; it is composed of clay and various limestone soils. Possessing the smallest amount of Mourvèdre (~ 55%) and Grenache, this cuvée is always a little less powerful and rich than the other two, a unique vineyard, but it is always the most fragrant and complex. The Tourtine of Tempier gives a powerful, rich, concentrated and, surprisingly polished. A fruity Bandol with superb texture in its youth, its concentration develops with age. The smallest plot is the Cabassaou, it has the highest percentage of Mourvèdre (over 95%), as well as some of the oldest vines on the property. It shares similarities with the rich, powerful Tourtine cuvée, which every wine lover should taste once (preferably more) in their lifetime.
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