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Domain: La Bégude

Guillaume Tari, owner of Château Giscours, saw inestimable beauty in the Bandol appellation, and particularly Domaine de la Bégude, which he bought in 1996. With a true sense of appreciation for his vocation as winemaker and the beauty of his land, he gives his all to showcase the domain’s terroir, vintage after vintage. You’ve got to taste it to believe it; his cuvées are of rare, perhaps even unique, depth and richness.

La Bégude is a huge 500 hectare property, of which only a small part is planted with vines. The domain lies in the Cadière d'Azur region, near Castellet in the Var. It also has a large olive grove. The vineyard is in the Bandol appellation at an altitude of 400 metres. The Tari family (who own the agricultural company responsible for Château Giscours' vines) purchased the property in 1996. Guilllaume Tari manages the property. With a rich history, the site is like an open book. The barrel cellar, for example, is a 7th century Merovingian chapel. There are remnants of wine vats dating from the 14th century! La Bégude ("The place where one drinks"), is one of Bandol's most magnificent properties; eight grape varieties are grown: Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, and Carignan for the reds, Ugni Blanc, Clairette, Rolle and Bourboulenc for the whites. The soil is mainly marly and clayey on a limestone base.
The property has Ecocert organic certification.
The wines are aged for approximately 18 months in barrels (depending on the vintage). Deep and intense, the red Bandol stands out for its notes of black fruit and liquorice, and its imposing tannic structure in its youth, which then mellows wonderfully after a few years.
Keep for: 10 to 12 years.

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Bandol La Bégude La Brûlade

Bandol La Bégude La Brûlade - Bandol (Red)

Cinsault; Grenache; Mourvèdre

Produced in extremely limited quantities, this cuvée has fantastic ageing potential. A top Bandol, pairing ideally with meaty dishes.

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Bandol La Bégude

Bandol La Bégude - Bandol (Red)

Mourvèdre (environ 90%), Grenache

A seductive Bandol: fruit-forward, powerful and slightly woody. Rewards decantering before serving.

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Bandol La Bégude

Bandol La Bégude - Bandol (White)

Ugni blanc, clairette, rolle

An excellent food-friendly white Bandol, produced in limited quantities. Seductively fresh and delicious.

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Bandol La Bégude L'Irréductible

Bandol La Bégude L'Irréductible - Bandol (Rosé)

80% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache

Un joli rosé bio de Bandol, à dominante mourvèdre, ce qui lui confère une belle vinosité qui s'allie à la fraîcheur. Un vrai rosé de gastronomie !

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Bandol La Bégude - Bandol (Rosé)


Frais, bien équilibré et délicieusement aromatique, ce rosé de gastronomie fera des merveilles accompagné d’une cuisine méditerranéenne.

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Bandol La Bégude Cuvée Amphore - Bandol (White)

Clairette, ugni blanc, rolle All prices

IGP Méditerranée La Bégude Cadet de la Bégude - IGP Méditerranée (Red)

35% mourvèdre, 35% grenache, 30% cinsault

This wine can be enjoyed with equally generous dishes.

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IGP Méditerranée La Bégude Cadet de la Bégude - IGP Méditerranée (Rosé)

45% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 15% Rolle, 5% Syrah

An organic and gastronomic rosé that confirms the talent of its producer.

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What the guides say...

  • La Revue du vin de France
With a big difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures and a strong regional wind, the Mourvèdre grapes ripen slowly but surely. The Grenache grapes reach a dimension rarely found in Bandol, undoubtedly thanks to the terroir of gravel.
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