Bandol Rouge, “Cuvée Longue Garde”
In particularly exceptional vintages, Cyrille Portalis permits us to draw off a small portion of the juice from the oldest Mourvèdre vines to create the “Cuvée Longue Garde”, exclusively Mourvèdre from vines in excess of 45 years of age. Both cuvées are aged at least 4 years in large, old oak ovals and older foudres before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Suffice to say, this is one of our favorite wines, a special creation, inimitable in all ways and worthy of the attentions of anyone serious about wine. This cuvée is made exclusively for our use and, when produced, is limited to approximately 600 bottles.