The Maubernard Bandol Rosé is from one of the most famous seafarer estates in Provence. In the 19th century, it was a Provençal named Julien Fabre, who held the world record time for the Marseille – Malabar Island journey (a prestigious title in those days!). When Fabre retired, he purchased a 10-hectare estate in the hills a mile above the Bandol coastline and built his home. When his daughter married Monsieur Maubernard, the Domaine got its name and vines were planted.
This part of the appellation is one of the most sought-after terroirs, so it’s no surprise that Michel’s vines are next to those of Château Pibarnon, who purchased a plot in the same amphitheatre (the two wineries also share the same oenologist). The Maubernard Bandol Rosé is a refreshing, satisfying and dry rosé from Bandol which is made by a producer that offers exceptional value in this famous region.
Rosé from Bandol usually commands a handsome premium, but Maubernard’s is exceptionally well-priced.