Join us this week as we take you from Cassis to Bandol!
Four brilliant wines, Rose and White...
Cassis is a small, charming coastal village of fishermen, and the wine-producing area in Provence in south-eastern France. The landscape around Cassis is classic Provence: clear, blue Mediterranean waters and terracotta rooflines, overlooked by limestone-white cliffs and surrounded by vineyards and garrigue. 'Garrigue' is the southern French word used to describe landscapes of dry herb-strewn scrubland over limestone soils, which is ideal vine-growing terroir.
This stretch of coastline is ideal for wine production. Protected from cool northerly winds by the surrounding mountains, the vineyards here enjoy sheltered, warm growing conditions. Cassis is known for its full-bodied, herb-scented white wines. A small quantity of rose and red wines made from certain grapes are also produced, although they are somewhat overshadowed by those from Bandol, just a few miles down the coast.
Let's continue to the Bandol wine region of France. Located near the coast east of Marseille and Cassis, it is one of Provence's most internationally recognized wine regions. The Bandol AOC is based around the fishing village of Bandol, west of Toulon, and covers the production of 8 communes with distinctive soils. Bandol is most famous for its rich, peppery, and meaty red wines made almost exclusively with Mourvèdre. But fans of Bandol know that brilliant white AND incredible Rose is also produced here!
THIS WEEK, we'll be focusing on 2 wines from a brilliant producer in Cassis and 2 wines from a renowned Bandol producer!
Snap these up... as these are ALL pre-season and LIMITED. They will NOT be available when the real season starts for these wines...
Clos Ste Magdeleine Cassis Blanc 2019 - $43
Clos Ste Magdeleine Cassis Rose 2019 - $48
Domaine du Gros' Nore Bandol Blanc 2019 - $48
Domaine du Gros' Nore Bandol Rose 2019 - $39
CASSIS + BANDOL "Blancs et Rose" 4pack - $178
5% off - $169.10