Wednesday, February 1, 2012

From the Cellar: Chateau Pradeaux, Bandol Rouge 2005

From one of the oldest and most traditional wine estates in Bandol (which is itself one of the oldest growing regions in France) comes this week’s highlight from Aria’s wine list.

Offered on half bottle (375mL), this bottling from Pradeaux is made almost entirely from Mouvedre, and from vines which have been under the careful watch of the Portalis family since before the French revolution.

The wine has a core of ripe fruit, tempered with smoked meat under tones and firm tannin.  Fantastic with Chef Gerry’s braised beef short ribs. Cheers!

andrĂ©s loaiza – certified sommelier
aria wine team

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