Chateau Val D'Arenc 2020 Bandol Rose, Provence, France
A great value rose from a fantastic producer. The Val d’Arenc property is about 26 hectares spread across the rocky terraces of Bandol. The soils here are a mix of limestone and sandy marl. Beaune-trained enologist, Gérald Damidot, now runs the estate, and he has brought the Bourgogne sensibility to his wines. The estate is now 100% organic viticulture. In this very hot region, where wine are often over-ripe, Damidot has preserved very fresh acidity, minerality, and freshness to this wines.
A blend of 80% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, and 10% Cinsault. The aromas in this beauty are full of Red - cherries, strawberries - and, white - grapefruit, Meyer lemon -plus fine minerality, fresh herbs, and white pepper. Very taut acidity supporting all these flavors. Pair this beauty with fish soups, firm flesh fishes, salty meats, roast chicken. Very versatile.