Domaine Tempier

by Daniel Ravier

COUNTRY: France
REGION: Provence
APPELLATION: AOC Bandol

The terroirs of Tempier domain are various and complex and form a patchwork of plots with geological diversity soils spreading on over a 60 hectare area. The domain has diversified topologies and exposures as well as old vines. La Bastide au Plan du Castellet, la Migoua, la Tourtine, Cabassaou… Each terroir is watched and worked with care so as to release its whole personality through four great cuvées.

Domaine Tempier has always been respectful and faithful to mother nature. The entire farming process is aligned to the rhythm of the seasons and the lunar calendar. This fidelity to the pioneering spirit is kept alive today both in the vineyards and in the cellar.

Domaine Tempier has always worked according to biological methods because we believe that’s how it should be.We’ve always attached the utmost importance to the terroir and we believe the best way to prove it our respect is to use organic techniques. To overcome questions, the certification process has been launched.


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Wine Region:

Provence

The first vineyards in France were established about 2,000 years ago in Provence. Located in the southeastern part of France and hemmed in by the Mediterranean Sea, Rhone river, and Côte d'Azur, much of the area receives a lot of sun – there are relatively mild winters and dry summers, although microclimes and weather variations exist. Provencal winds, which can go as fast as a hundred kilometers per hour, are cold and dry. 

The landscape of Provence is typically garrigue – a short scrubland rooted in shore-adjacent limestone – and dense oak thickets. The warm climate and craggy landscapes host many prominent grapes, although mostly hostile to large-scale agriculture. No wines of repute were made in Provence to about the 1970s, up until new methods and technologies that then grew better grape varietals were introduced to mostly create rosés. 

Featured Grape Varieties: 
Bourboulenc 
Grenache Noir 
Grenache 
Marsanne 
Viognier 
Chardonnay 
Sauvignon Blanc 
Semillon 
Clairette 
Cinsault 
Rolle 
Cabernet 
Mourvedre 
Ugni-blanc 
Syrah 
Carignan 

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