Domaines Bunan - Bandol - Moulin des Costes - Charriage - Red
Charriage of Moulin des Costes from domaines Bunan is the winery's Flagship wine, produced primarily from the, for Bandol typical, Mourvèdre grape. The grapes are selected from the older vines (Vieilles Vignes) of the Moulin des Costes vineyard. They are then separated from the clusters and let to cool macerate before starting the fermentation which lasts 31 days. The final wine is put together during the month of December. The wine is partially aged in oak barrels.
- Country : France
- Region : Provence
- Grape variety : Mourvèdre
- Classification : AOP Bandol
- Awards : 2/3 stars Guide Hachette
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2011
- Alcohol degree : 15 %
- Storage potential : 15-20 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
The Domaines Bunan is a family history that goes back three generations. In 1961, Paul and Pierre Bunan started the winemaking in the Bandol appellation. Pierre managed the direct sales to restaurants in the region and Pierre was in charge of the winemaking. Today, Bunan has grown into a small conglomerate of several wineries, but still of limited size where the responsibilities remain allocated within the family. The original Moulin des Costes in La Cadières d'Azur and Château la Rouvière in Castellet are both part of the Bandol appellation. Moreover, there is Bélouve from the Côtes-de-Provence appellation, as well as the more accessible IGP wines, Vin de Pierre. The Domaines Bunans wines are organically grown.
An intense ruby red color. The nose is spicy with mentol hints as well as balsamic hints of cedar. The palate is fresh, concentrated, soft, full-bodied and round. Hints of blackberry and complex spicy hints of black pepper. A nice elegant length in the final. A very good and exclusive wine to serve with a lamb steak.