This week Mary and I reviewed 2 reds from the South of France! Both were nice!
1)2010 La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge. $23. Bandol is located in Provence on the Mediterranean south of the Rhone Valley.This wine was mostly Mouvedre. The high cost might be because there is a very low yield in the region…ie not much wine is produced but what is made is of high quality. Usually these wines are somewhat bold and rustic. This one was deliciously refined.
2)2010 Domaine La Blaque. Coteaux de Pierrevert Rouge, Provence. $15. This was the usual blend of Syrah and Grenache. A good dinner wine from an unusual place…It’s also really fun to say Pierrevert…Here is also some useful information about the Pierrevert area courtesy of Wine Searcher…See if your friends can name all 11 parishes or Pierrevert…Yeah Right! Check out our show below!
Pierrevert (formerly known as Coteaux de Pierrevert) is an appellation for the red, white and rose wines produced in the 11 parishes of Pierrevert, Greoux-les-Bains, Manosque, Montfuron, Quinson, Sainte-Tulle, Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon, Saint-Martin-de-Bromes, Villeneuve, Volx and Corbieres (not to be confused with the entirely distinct Corbieres appellation of the Languedoc).