It might seem strange that in the midst of winter my mind turns to Provence, a region synonymous with rosé. But within Provence lies the magnificent appellation of
Bandol, whose signature wines are deep, rich and intense reds made predominantly from Mourvèdre.
Despite my penchant for lean, esoteric or ‘sommelier’ wines (as a tasting companion of mine cheekily describes them) there are times when what I really want is a smooth, plump and generous red. And that’s Bandol rouge, a per