Bieler Pere et Fils Bandol Rose 2017

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Bieler Pere et Fils Bandol Rose 2017

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The classic Provence rosé profile is what every serious winemaker around the world attempts to mimic and for good reason. Bieler Pere et Fils found the delicate balance between floral, herbal, wild red fruit (not overly ripe), stone fruit and acid. Their hope is to sew these various attributes together in such a way that no one element stands out. The goal is that the wine is in total harmony. 2017 has added one new element, a creamy concentration from the small yields and concentrated fruit. The wine is in no way heavy or fat on the palate, but rather the palate has tremendous length in addition to the raspberry, cherry, peach, herbal, citrus and mineral core. Bieler Pere et Fils has continued to invest in better temperature control in all fermentations to ensure more dynamic aromatics. They are also doing more pre-fermentation solids work to enhance palate weight. To ensure maximum complexity, they did over 30 small fermentations using dozens of different yeasts, creating a symphony of flavor. While all their fruit is contracted, they have been working with these same growers since 2005 and collaborate closely on every aspect, as if they were partners in each other’s business. 

The blend is the following: Grenache 41%, Syrah 20%, Cinsault 19%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Rolle 5%