By: Keith Mabry
K&L Staff Member
Domaine du Bagnol's winery sits at the heart of the picturesque village of Cassis, one of the most stunning places to visit in the French Mediterranean. The amphitheater shaped town is surrounded by mountains on its east and the Calanques Natiional Park to its west. Seafood is fresh and plentiful, the hiking is sublime and the sun and sea breeze captured in the vineyards adds to this wine region's terroir character. For the past decade, one of my standout roses every year is Bagnol's Cassis Rose. I covet the handful of bottles I get each year and slowly dole them out to myself for a year or two of controlled but thankful drinking. Similar in style to a Bandol rose, it is has weight and depth plus the ability to age. I even discovered one five years past in my wine fridge and it was lovely. But I think late in the year it's released and the next two years after are the ideal drinking window. Strawberries, white flowers, grapefruit peel and that whisper of sea air make for a long, elegant and intense experience. There is nothing not to love about this classy and fulfilling wine. Except its availability... Always limited, this usually only lasts in our inventory for a few weeks once those in the know discover its release.