Rosé Bandol 'La Petite Reine', Famille Negrel 2020
Bandol produces the finest rosés in Provence. The vineyards overlook the port of Bandol and the shimmering blue Mediterranean. The cool sea breeze gives the wines extra crispness, flavour and definition. The Negrel family, who make Mas de Cadenet for us, have a tiny plot of vines in Bandol where they make ‘La Petite Reine’.
La Petite Reine' is one of the best Bandol rosés made, with elegant cherry, apple and raspberry flavours and a touch of melon. It is fresh and glorious. The downside – our allocation is only 50 cases of the new 2020 vintage and when it's gone it's gone. It has just arrived so please order quickly to avoid disappointment. This is my favourite rosé and I just wish there was more to go around.
PS – the village of Bandol along with Cassis are in my opinion the two most charming ports with outstanding restaurants and cafés on the Mediterranean, if you are in that part of Provence.