This 18-hectare piece of land bought in 2016 is oriented east, south–east, located at 300 meters altitude. It is a terroir with an exceptional potential, mostly composed of sandy marl of the santonien. Its cooler orientation is what interested us. As it is less hot, it is mostly used to emphasize the freshness of white and rosé wines. Historically this terroir was considered the reference for Bandol in these two colors. Some old vintages show it’s still possible to make great red wines too.
Tempier's Blanc, with its delicate florals, subtle note of anise, and stony finish, tastes perfect alongside shellfish or grilled seafood. After a few years in your cellar, pair it with cheeses or serve it alone to appreciate the “honeyed and marine aromas” that develop with age.
Clairette (60%), Ugni blanc (30%) with Rolle, Bourboulenc, and Marsanne. Average age of the vines: 25-30 years