La Brulade 2018 du Domaine de La Bégude
Bandol AOC
Magnum (150cl)


Born from an austere and prestigious terroir, this very confidential cuvée reveals the purest expression of the quintessence of Mourvèdre. La Brulade is one of the most beautiful references for the collectors of great Bandol wines!
La Brulade, the well-named, is the plot of all extremes: the most arid, the sunniest and the most exposed to the winds,
on a fiery terroir of ferruginous sandstone. Its 3 hectares divided into 11
terraces are distinguished by a very low yield and produce small, highly concentrated bunches of grapes, allowing the wine to deliver its ripest and most accomplished expression.

Tasting notes
A dense colour, sign of a strong concentration, a spicy nose with notes of garrigue and black pepper. As it ages, La Brulade develops very complex tertiary aromas of leather, menthol, blond tobacco and wild sloe. The mouth, very structured with a beautiful grain of tannins, ends beautifully
with a remarkable length and minerality.

Origin: AOC Bandol
Blend: Mourvèdre 95%, Grenache 5%.
Soil: Furrigineous sandstone on limestone cement
Culture: Certified organic by the Ecocert label since 2006 (+ NOP equivalence)
Yield: 21 hl/ha
Harvest: Manual in small crates.
Vinification: Double sorting, total destemming, pressing of the berries and long maceration with regular manual punching down for an optimal phenolic extraction. Alcoholic fermentation with the natural yeasts of the grape and malolactic fermentation carried out in the oak casks.
Aging: 18 months in French oak casks

Wine Enthusiast: 95
Jancis Robinson: 17,5/20

Additional information

Weight 2,8 kg