Throughout the ages, the lords of the medieval Chateau of Le Castellet kept their table supplied with wines from the same legendary terraces which are now known as Moulin des Costes, named for the 18th century Provençal manor house which still overlooks the property. In 1961, brothers Paul and Pierre Bunan purchased this vineyard in the hills above the port of Bandol. The vineyard area is a single plot of 14.56 hectares in the area around the medieval village of Le Castel-let. Its subsoil is composed of limestone, sandstone and marl.
Over time they have renewed the vineyards, planting the classic Bandol varietals Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault, but many old Mourvèdre vines still remain. Their wines enjoy a great reputation among the Mediterranean resort towns from Marseille to Nice, as well as a healthy export market. The wines of the Bunan domains are farmed organically.
Vinification and Élevage: The method for rosé is direct press. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel,
the final assembly in January and bottling in May.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant salmon pink color. Elegant fruity bouquet with an expressive nose. Deli-
cate aromas of fruit and mango. A pure, clean tasting, harmonious wine. Well balanced with accompanying fruit aromas.
Wine of the Month for July 2022