• Domaine Tempier Release Tasting

    December 7th at 3pm
    Once a year I do this tasting and once a year I get so excited I want to buy all the wines from Domaine Tempier and leave none for anyone else in the area. What I'm trying to say is, Tempier is one of our favorite if not our favorite producer in the shop. The wines can be consumed young but if one has the patience to allow them to sit for a few years, one will be rewarded with a wine that has so much depth and character you'll question your palate.

    Wines made from single vineyards in France's Bandol growing region, these wines are nothing like what most people have ever had. Their rosé has a cult following that will rival any Washington wine and the white wine they make is harvested from a vineyard around 3.5 acres big. Tempier has been making wine since 1834 and is organic (not certified).

    Once the wines are released...they leave the shop faster than most even knew they were in town. Welcome to Domaine Tempier.

    2018 Domaine Tempier Bandol Blanc - Rich, viscous, nervy, and wonderfully lemony, Domaine Tempier has created a southern masterpiece. A freshly grilled fish and a hot summer day know no better companion. 60% Clairette, 18% Ugni Blanc, 19% Bourboulenc, 3% Marsanne.

    2018 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé - Shimmering orange. Fresh pit fruit, red berry and floral qualities on the highly perfumed nose, along with suggestions of dusty minerals and orange zest. Juicy, focused and lithe on the palate, offering intense nectarine, red currant, strawberry and candied lavender flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows outstanding clarity and mineral cut on a very long, sappy finish that strongly echoes the floral and pit fruit notes.

    2017 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge - There is something about the dark, inky Mourvèdre, plus the salty sea air caressing the vines every night, that typifies classic Bandol. This wine is complete, and ready to serve cooled down a touch. 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 2% Carignan.

    2017 Domaine Tempier La Tourtine Bandol Rouge - A wonderful synthesis of the terroir’s tremendous complexity,where aromas of squid ink, graphite, and crushed stone are framed by firm tannins. Decant to enjoy now, but it’s marvelous with age.
    Blend: 80% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 10% Cinsault.

    2017 Domaine Tempier La Migoua Bandol Rouge - Its aromas of cassis coo coyly, its voluptuous body enthralls,its explosive notes of crushed limestone dazzle, and its silky tannins leave you reaching for your next pour. 50% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 26% Cinsault, 4% Syrah.

    2017 Domaine Tempier Cabassaou Bandol Rouge - You know why there are no tasting notes for this wine? It's so rare.

    This tasting will be $10 per person unless you are in the wine club. Club member taste for free. Buy 6 bottles or more and get 10% off.
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