75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsault and 2% Carignan. Deep purple in color with hints of black plum, raspberry, currant and sweet smoke. Full-bodied, rich tannins and complex with a long, silky finish.
Wine is a lifestyle and when treated carefully and respectfully, it may just be the key to longevity. It is for Lulu Peyraud. Lulu is the 103 year old matriarch of Domaine Tempier in Bandol, France. She is 4’10, best friends with Alice Waters and a true idol in the world of wine. We had the privilege of meeting her two summers ago when a tasting appointment at the Domaine turned into rosé and scrabble on the patio with Lulu herself. Her eyes are kind and her demeanor is regal in the most un-intimidating way. She has lived longer than most and when asked the secret to her longevity she answered with firm certainty and an endearing smirk; “I never drink water. I don’t want to rust. Only rosé, young red wine and champagne.” The facetious comment was greeted with some laughs and the true answer to that question was revealed without ever being said.