Ad Mare Rosé 2021

Story

The story
AD MARE means "toward the sea" in Latin. The Estandon wine growers have a well-known adage which states that, in order to express the originality and character of fine BANDOL, the Mourvèdre grape variety must be planted on land turned "towards the sea".
Terroir
Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault from 25 year old vines, grown on small South facing terraced vineyards locally known as ‘Restanques’. These uniquely feature small dry-stone walls running horizontally to the river bed. The stony vineyards, located in the areas of ‘La Cadière d’Azur’ and ‘Le Castellet’, North of Bandol, are composed of sandy marl, sandstone and chalk.
Vinification
The picking of the grapes is done at night to preserve the grapes freshness and is followed by direct pressing, where grapes are crushed and left for a brief period in the vat, giving this wine its delicate, pale pink hue and refined flavours.
There is no maceration and malolactic fermentation is prevented. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats between 16 and 20°C.
Maitre de Chai
Catherine Huguenin
Varietals
Mourvèdre : 46%
Grenache : 31%
Cinsault : 23%

Advice

Tasting notes
A soft pink color which is distinguished by its smoothness and roundness. It develops rich aromas ; scrubland, vanilla , red fruits, participating in its elegant character .
Serving
Serve and enjoy this exceptional wine between 6-8°C.
Food and wine pairings
Its minerality and full character are superb with rockfish soup or beef carpaccio with olive oil and Parmesan.