Fascinated and seduced by the character of Bandol wines, Georges Delille founded Domaine de Terrebrune in 1963. Following extensive landscaping, restoring the stone walls and planting vines, Georges Delille produced his first vintage in 1980. Since 2020, his son, Reynald has been running the estate alongside the businessman Jean d'Arthyus, with the same rigour, exacting standards and respect for the environment and traditions.
The 30-hectare terraced vineyard is managed organically and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Its soil is composed of limestone pebbles in brown clay, which inspired the name of the estate. This nutrient-poor, age-old soil enables the vines to take root deep in the cracks of the limestone and contributes to the unique signature of the estate's wines.
Vinification and ageing
The grapes are harvested when fully ripe and are sorted by hand and placed in vats by gravity after partial destemming and delicate crushing. This protects the skin of the grapes and avoids oxidation. Following a gentle pressing to delicately extract the juice, the slow fermentation at low temperature is carried out in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, as is the ageing process, to preserve the freshness of the fruit and the organoleptic balance.
The nose presents subtle aromas of white roses and exotic fruits.
Beautifully round, the palate is seduced by this wine’s minerality and freshness, with no acidity.
Food and wine pairing
Ideal as an aperitif or during a meal, this 2020 Bandol white wine by Domaine de Terrebrune will complement scallops, fish or cheese.
For an optimal tasting, serve at 10-12°C.
Enjoy today, this 2020 Bandol white wine by Domaine de Terrebrune can wait until 2035 to express its full aromatic richness.