Domaine de Terrebrune | Bandol
Domaine de Terrebrune is an idyllic property, dotted with olive groves, located near Bandol on the eastern side of Provence. Acquiring the vineyards in 1963, trained sommelier Georges Delille, spent ten years just renovating the property; he terraced hillsides, refashioned the masonry, replanted vineyards following the advice of Lucien Peyraud (Domaine Tempier), designated soils to lie dormant and regenerate, and built a new cellar. It was not until 1980, when his son Reynald joined him after finishing winemaking school, that together they launched their first bottled vintage of Domaine de Terrebrune, which Reynald named in honour of the rich, brown soils they farm. Adopting organic practices the vines are cooled by the Mediterranean and finessed by the structure-giving limestone of its soils. Mourvèdre makes up 85% of the plantings and 50% of their classic Bandol Rosé (along with 25% Grenache and Cinsault). This majorly grand gourmet Bandol Rosé also makes up half of their production!