Château Canadel

Rosé 2020

Château Canadel Rosé 2020

Château Canadel’s Bandol rosé is made exclusively from mourvèdre, cinsault, and grenache grown on their organically-farmed estate vineyards, located on a unique terroir in the hamlet of Le Plan du Castellet, within the famed terraces of Bandol. The vineyards of Canadel are planted on a geological anomaly: the inversion of soil layers from the birth of the Alps, known as the Renversement du Beausset. This event resulted in the Triassic layer (200 million years old) flipping on top of the Cretaceous layer (65 million years old) due to the subduction of a tectonic plate, which has surfaced the oldest rock outcroppings in the whole of the appellation.

This single-estate terroir’s microclimate yields elegantly structured rosés, which originally gave the Bandol region international fame. Canadel rosé is a far cry from the cheap, quaffable tourist rosé of dubious origin produced throughout Provence. Instead, while it can be enjoyed young, it is structured to age in bottle, similarly to any great white wine. As a result, we give Canadel’s Bandol rosé additional time to mature in bottle before releasing it to the US market. 

Vinification – After a manual harvest, the grapes are all destemmed. The mourvèdre and cinsault are then directly pressed, while the grenache macerates for 24 hours at 12°C. Fermentation lasts 20 days and is followed by six months of élevage in stainless steel and concrete tanks.

  • Site: Le Plan du Castellet

  • Grapes: 50% Mourvèdre, 40% Cinsault, and 10% Grenache

  • Vine Age: Vines planted in 1995

  • Soil: Limestone and clay

  • Farming: Organic, practicing Biodynamic

  • Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel

  • Aging: Six months in stainless steel and concrete tanks

  • Vegan: Yes

  • Suggested Retail: $43.00