Terrebrune is situated specifically in Ollioules which has different soils to the rest of Bandol and is closer to the ocean which means it benefits from the much needed cool breeze. Run organically (with certification) and was first planted in 1963 under the guidance of Lucien Peyraud of the legendary Bandol Estate: Tempier. The wines are something to behold, and mercifully more available then Tempier and other peers.
It is everything that is right about Rosé. Delicate, pretty, perfumed, elegant, savoury, textural, multilayered. Lovely to drink on its own but it gives a multitude of food matching opportunities. It will age well too.
The wines of Bandol are something special. Tannic red, saline rosé and surprisingly delicate whites always impress an eager palate. This particular patch of Provence has more then its fair share of great producers and is hard to find only by the fact that the wines tend to sell out rather quickly.
Also known as Mourvedre in France and Mataro in the new world. It is known for making a muscular, tannic, meaty, savoury wine. It is often the backbone of a blend but in places like Alicante, Jumilla and Yecla it is the major if not only variety in the red wine. Aging can vary depending on winemaker influence.