Domaine de la Begude - AOC Bandol - Provence - Rouge
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Awards & Ratings
Bettane + Desseauve Award 15-5
Robert Parker Award 90/100
RVF Revue du Vin de France Award 15,5/20
Wine Enthusiast Award 94
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Over the last several hundred years, France has been the most influential country in the wine world. France is the source of more well-known grape varieties (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah) and winemaking practices than any other country. The names of many French wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne are well-known throughout the world, and the style of top French wines have long been the benchmark for winemaking in most wine-producing countries of the world.
French law divides wine into 3 categories: VDF (Vin De France) carries with it only the producer and the designation that it is from France. IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) carries with it a specific region within France (for example IGP Languedoc). AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlee) Wine from a particular area with many other restrictions, including grape varieties & winemaking methods.
Provence wine comes from the French wine-producing region of Provence in southeast France. The Romans called the area “nostra provincia” (our province), giving the region its name. Just south of the Alps, it was the first Roman province outside Italy. Today the region is known predominately for its rosé wine, though wine critics believe that region's best wines are the spicy, full-flavored red wines. Rosé wine currently accounts for more than half of the production of Provençal wine, with red wine accounting for about a third of the region's production.