The origin of the refinement and elegance of Pibarnon wines lies in its captivating site overlooking the Mediterranean, where the vines, planted on restanques (traditional Provençal dry-stone retaining walls) up to 300 metres above sea level, live in perfect symbiosis with a carefully preserved ecosystem and an exceptional local soil. Those factors on their own would justify the estate’s classification as a “clos” or a “climate”, like the great wines of Burgundy.
A blend of 65% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault
Pibarnon’s 2021 Bandol Rosé is a slightly coppery, medium-pink blend of 65% Mourvèdre and 35% Cinsault. A juicy, fresh and easy-drinking rosé, this medium-bodied effort delivers ample cherry, melon and lime flavors. [88 Points, Joe Czerwinski– January 2023, robertparker.com]
It accompanies a colourful, inventive cuisine, with sweet and rare spices. A rosé from the 4 seasons, airy, thirst-quenching and fruity the first months; then more mineral, complex, long and structured afterwards. Red mullet, bottarga, saffron, acorn-fed iberico ham, anchovy, roquefort, arugula, here are some delicate and refined dishes. Asia, raw fish, garlic, some white meats will also lift it into the best spheres.