DOMAINE GUEISSARD BANDOL ‘RESTANQUES’ ROSÉ 2015

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DOMAINE GUEISSARD BANDOL ‘RESTANQUES’ ROSÉ 2015

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45% Mourvèdre, 35% Cinsault, 20% Grenache. Screwcap.

A beautiful rosé of seasonal transparancy, vintage 2015 sees this wine in tip top form.  An incredible purity and intensity of fruit, this kicks the nose with passionfruit, red currant and gooseberry, with a little saline sweat - not at all dissimilar to a smart Sauvignon.  It's a two speed wine, with a super high guzzle factor, yet to give it attention reveals serious complexity and layers.

"Faint charcuterie characters amongst sour cherry, sweet spice, briary notes, pomegranate and some oyster shell notes. The palate is lean but flavoursome, tightly wound, set around cherry pip and rosy fruit flavours with a minerally core. It’s precise, refreshing, mouthwatering stuff. Yummo, if that is a technical descriptor." 92 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront

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Domaine Gueissard

Young gun, new wave Bandol

Established five years, a visit to this domaine in Sanary-sur-Mer, just outside of the town of Bandol, reveals the energy and buzz familiar at the best ‘young gun’ operations. There’s hunger, ambition, a streak of mischief and humour, experience working overseas as well as with the big local names (Domaine Tempier no less), and above all, major talent and skill. 

Headed up by winemaking duo Clément Minne and Pauline Giraud, this small domaine will be a force to follow and makes an interesting counterpoint to the ‘old guard’ Bandol producers currently represented in Australia. All fruit is hand harvested, vineyards not owned outright are leased and fully domaine managed, and the wines are not only spectacular, but exceptional value considering the provenance.