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Domaine Ray-Jane, Bandol Rose 2020 (1x75cl)

Country: France
Region: Provence
Grape Variety: Grenache | Mourvèdre | Cinsault
Organic: Yes
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.0%
Product Code: FRPR0034B20S
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£22.50

Awarded a Platinum medal and 97 points at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).

For other 2021 DWWA winners, click here.

Jane and Alain Constant own Domaine Ray-Jane which has been in their families since 1288. The vineyards spread over 64 acres in the terrroirs of Le Castellet and La Cadiere. The newly upgraded cellar is equipped with the latest technology (thermoregulated stainless steel tanks for maceration of all 3 wines, automatic system for pumping over the red Bandol. Alain’s father Raymond had a passion for all things used for winemaking (tools for vineyard management, barrel-making and winemaking) and a small museum lies on the property where a unique collection of over 20,000 tools is displayed.

Domaine Ray-Jane is certified organic. A third of the vines are 100 years old and planted on Restanques (terraces made of stones carved into the hills to prevent erosion and facilitate the natural distribution of water resources). The work in the vineyard is done without motorized tools (ploughing is done with horses and hoe). Harvest is manual.

The grapes are brought into the winery in stainless steel bins and sorted by hand. The grapes are then sent directly into the press for the first juice, which is free-flowed into stainless steel tanks and fermented at low temperature for one month to extract flavor. There is no malolactic fermentation. The wine is racked and filtered before bottling.

40% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Cinsault.

For more detail of this DWW21 winner, see the blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

Domaine Ray-Jane, Bandol Rose 2020 - fiche technique

Elegant body and very fruity. Intense nose of rose petals with a fresh vinous finish. Bright notes of strawberry, white peach and tangerine with a limestone finish that keeps the fruit from being overwhelming.