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Chateau de Pibarnon

Chateau de Pibarnon
Since purchasing the estate in 1975, Comte Henri de Saint-Victor and his son Eric have been producing some of the most seductively aromatic and nobly structured wines in all of Southern France. Perched atop the highest and northernmost part of the appellation, the Chateau commands sweeping vistas of the amphitheater of vines and the Mediterranean Sea. The restanques, or terraces were carved into the hill to minimize erosion and maximize water absorption, which is of the utmost importance in a hot, dry terroir such as this one. The soil at Chateau de Pibarnon is unique, differing from that of its neighbors further down the slope. As a result of a geological anomaly purported to have taken place at the end of the Mesozoic Era, Pibarnon's soils contain large quantities of blue marl and limestone, as well as fossil material which is 150 million years older than that found in other parts of the appellation. The dearth of nutrition provided by these stony, fossil-studded soils ensures that the vines achieve maximum vigor through their daily struggle to survive. Visit the Chateau de Pibarnon website.
Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol 2013

Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol 2013

2013 is a structured, built, long guard vintage. Its volume and mass indicate high amplitude and fade in the final to leave the palace smoothness, sweetness and fruity tannins. The tasting shows the success of the selection area: maturity at all costs, for extraction of tannins and minerality.  more


in mixed case $45.60


Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Les Restanques de Pibarnon 2014

Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Les Restanques de Pibarnon 2014

A selection of younger vines, organically raised on the same terroir as the estate's Bandol Rouge. "Restanques" are the terraces where Mourvèdre vines grow in the estate's natural amphitheatre. Aromas suggest black pepper and Provençal garrigue. Moderate tannins, full-bodied red & black fruit flavors. Pairing Suggestions: Roasted pork, grilled lamb ... more


in mixed case $31.35


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