Chateau Canadel Rouge 2017
Intense and elegant on the palate, with notes of fresh red fruits, supported by extremely delicate tannins. The ending is fresh, minty and spicy. Blend: 70% Mourv dre, 22% Cinsault, 5% Grenache, 3% Syrah Canadel sits on an unusual vein of land in Bandol, where shifting tectonic plates pushed the Triassic layer to the surface. Laure Benoist and her husband, Vianney, tend 37 acres of vines rooted in this landscape of ancient limestone and clay, using biodynamic principles. Their 2017 ros is meatier than you might expect from such a delicately copper-colored ros, with a ferrous minerality driving its tangy cherry flavors. It lasts with a foresty coolness, a ros for wild mushrooms or grilled meat.