Since the hiring of
energetic Burgundian mind, Gérald Damidot, our elevator pitch for Val d’Arenc’s
pristine rosé is as follows: It has Domaine Tempier’s level of savoriness,
depth, and nobility at a much gentler price. In skilled hands, the salmon
pink-hued wines of Provence’s lauded Bandol appellation are neither a byproduct
of red wine nor a drink-at-subzero quaffer right on release, but rather a
regional specialty worthy of greater attention.