We always look forward to the mid-summer release of Domaine Terrebrune's Bandol Rose. It consistently reveals its considerable Bandol pedigree with ease and aplomb, showing its clarity, depth of fruit and just right, not too bright, balancing acidity. Flavors of blood orange, citrus peel and dried apricot co-mingle nicely with more bitter toned red fruit flavors like red currants as opposed to juicy, sweet strawberry. Drinking Domaine Terrebrune Bandol Rose is an elegant experience and one everyone should enjoy! George Delille purchased a property in Ollioules, a town just east of Bandol, in Provence along the Mediterranean Sea, in 1963. He then spent 10 years renovating it, terracing the hillsides and replanting all the vines, with careful attention and focus on Mourvèdre, the main grape of Bandol that was going through a bit of a revival after Bandol received its AOC status in 1941. He let the vines lay dormant for more years to allow them to regenerate. His son, Reynald, joined him in 1980 after he finished his studies at winemaking school and together they released their first wine, under the name Terrebrune (or brown earth) after the rich brown soils under their vines.