Since 1994, Michel Tardieu has been selecting and growing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs of each appellation. Associated until 2007 with Dominique Laurent, known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Michel Tardieu has, because of the innate richness of the Rhone Valley wines, always sought to favour elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections.
Promoted two stars in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.
A true Bandol, almost pure Mourvèdre, taking with ageing accents of Cabernet Sauvignon. Very long ageing potential (20 years or more).
Terroirs : limestone-clay soils on Castellet
Varieties (age of vines) : 95% mourvèdre (more than 50 years), 5% grenache (more than 50 years)
Alcohol content : 14°
Vinification : 100% not destemmed grapes
Ageing : 24 months in one or two old barrels
Bottling : no fining and no filtration