L’Irréductible 2019 du Domaine de La Bégude
Bandol rose wine AOC
Magnum (150 cl)


An inconic rosé
Here is a true rosé with a real identity and faithful to the tradition of great Bandols! Both singular and emblematic of the estate’s style, this top-of-the-range cuvée has been designed to defy time. A confidential cuvée to discover Mourvèdre in a different way.
Thanks to L’Irréductible, you lose all your reference points, even those of colour, and you no longer know whether you are drinking a rosé from the Mediterranean coast, a salty white or a light, subtle red. Surprising in its complexity, structure and salinity, this unique rosé was born on harsh red soils, exposed to the fierce winds.

Tasting notes
A relatively undeveloped cherry color. Typical ripe Mourvèdre on the nose, with red berry aromas supported by hints of gingerbread and garrigue. Unctuous on the palate, reminiscent of morello cherry, quince and crushed strawberry, with hints of sweet spices. Very well-structured on the palate, with fine, racy tannins. The long, fleshy, slightly iodized finish is fresh. With age, L’Irréductible develops tertiary, saffron and truffle aromas. A rosé with exceptional ageing potential (10 to 15 years).

Origin: AOP Bandol
Alc. /vol : 13%
Blend : Mourvèdre 95% Grenache 5%
Soil: Clay and limestone
Culture: Organic ORGANIC EU (+ NOP équivalence)
Yield: 20hl/ha
Harvest: Manual in small crates with double sorting, harvested once the phenolic maturity is fully achieved
Vinification: double sorting, total destemming, crushing and pressing slow berry, at low pressure, following maceration for a few hours, before alcoholic fermentation.
Ageing: On fine lees in stainless steel tanks, with steady stirrings
Ageing potential: 10 to 15 years

Decanter : 96/100 - Outstanding Palate red. Loads of floral, red fruits aromas. Juicy red fruit and fresh redcurrant acidity, some mineralogy. Dry, fruity, good weight, long acidity - ticks all the boxes.
Wine Enthusiast : 93/100 This rosé of Mourvèdre is still young and certainly ageworthy, showing structure and concentration. Rich raspberry fruits have spice as well as acidity, along with a textured edge that will soften as the wine matures. Drink from 2021

Additional information

Weight 2,8 kg