Domaine Tempier

Domaine Tempier

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    Domaine Tempier is a renowned winery located in the Bandol appellation in the Provence wine region of France. The estate is particularly famous for its red wines, which are predominantly made from the Mourvèdre grape variety, blended with other traditional Southern Rhône grape varieties such as Grenache and Cinsault.

    The history of Domaine Tempier dates back to the 19th century, but it gained significant recognition under the ownership of Lucien and Lulu Peyraud. Lucien Peyraud played a crucial role in establishing Bandol as an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) in 1941. His commitment to the Mourvèdre grape and the Bandol terroir has had a lasting impact on the region's winemaking.

    Today, Domaine Tempier is still run by the Peyraud family, with Lucien and Lulu's children and grandchildren actively involved in the winemaking process. The estate is highly regarded for producing wines with a distinct character, often showcasing the bold and structured qualities of Mourvèdre. Domaine Tempier Bandol red wines are known for their ability to age gracefully, offering complexity and depth over time.

    In addition to red wines, Domaine Tempier also produces a smaller quantity of rosé and white wines. The rosé wines are typically made from Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault, while the white wines feature varieties like Clairette, Ugni Blanc, and Bourboulenc.