Products of the domain : Domaine de la Bégude
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Domaine de la Bégude is a great name for the Bandol appellation. Historically, this area on the road linking Toulon to Marseille welcomed travelers for a night stop as early as the 10th century. Its name comes from the Provençal "Beguda"; The place where you drink. This secular vineyard extends over an immense property of 500 hectares, of which only 17 are devoted to the vine. The rest of the country is home to olive trees and a Mediterranean forest: the natural setting of the estate. The vineyard of La Bégude is located at 400 meters above sea level overlooking the Mediterranean and La Ciotat bay: it is the highest point of the Bandol AOC! The wines, red, rosé or white, are characterized by an intense freshness. The Tari family, owner of the Château Giscours in the Margaux appellation in Bordeaux, acquired the Domaine de la Bégude in 1996 and gradually restored it to restoration of restanques and historic buildings.
Emblematic AOC Bandol
Bandol is one of the oldest and most prestigious French AOC. Fleuron of the wines of Provence, the appellation Bandol takes the field of Bégude a new magnitude. The situation of the vines, at high altitude, subjects them to more intense temperature variations than to the coastline and to stronger winds. The vines ripen slowly, and are enriched by clay and limestone soil. Rich wines, concentrated with the powerful aromas of black fruits and olives, which remain warm. Far from the image of the "wines of sun", the red wines Bandol of the domain of Bégude show a Mediterranean character while avoiding an unpleasant heaviness. The rosé wines are velvety and bring a touch of prestige to the rosés of Provence. White wines, even if they are rare, retain attention by their spicy side.
Wine of Bandol bio
The Domaine de la Bégude benefits from an exceptional terroir and an exceptional geographical situation. The vineyard is surrounded by olive trees and a Mediterranean forest. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and La Ciotat Bay. This incredible natural wealth, the Tari family decided to preserve it by adopting an organic farming, certified ECOCERT. Tillage is done in a traditional way, without any weed killers, pesticides or chemicals. The grape varieties: Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette, Ugni Blanc and Rolle are harvested by hand.