In 1994, Michel Tardieu began selecting and maturing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs, following the precepts of his friend Dominique Laurent. While Laurent is known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Tardieu has, due to the innate power of Rhone Valley wines, sought to favor elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections. In addition, the luxurious maturation in high quality barrels is a perfect match for the wines of this region.
Promoted two stars in the 2020 guide Revue du Vin de France.
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