Inspiring Thirst

Little needs to be said outside of "it's here" to excite people about Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé.

The 2010, like every previous vintage in memory, is stunning.

In fact, it lays down a serious argument for not just being one of the greatest rosés in the world, but one of the world's greatest wines.

Robert Parker of Wine Advocate fame has praised Tempier Bandol rosé as being the greatest rosé in the world.

Arriving at Domaine Tempier

Not long ago, we had a dinner party at the house with wine professionals from across the state. When you pull out a bottle of Tempier rosé the response is inevitable. "You're able to get that?!?”

In fact, the North East Regional Sales Manager for its importer, Kermit Lynch, stopped by the office to see us a while back. It just so happened it was on the same day the allocation of Tempier was delivered. She looked down and said, "How did you get so many Tempier? We usually hand this out to retailers by the bottle. An account is lucky to get two or three bottles.”

We were very fortunate to get quite a bit more than that.

Tempier's owners, the Peyraud family, almost single-handedly brought the wine world's attention to the Bandol appellation. Unsurprisingly, Tempier has been the leading Bandol name for decades. Located in the heart of Bandol, Domaine Tempier was already in existence during the reign of Louis XV (1715-74). The estate gained recognition in 1885 when it won its first gold medal. It's been on a roll ever since.

Tempier has a serious cult following. And it is well deserved. Through their passion, pioneering, and advocacy for Bandol, the Peyrauds have become legendary.

If any wine can be said to have soul, it's Tempier.

Domaine Tempier

Domaine Tempier is unusual in that it offers an earthy, dense rosé with the texture of a red wine. A distinctly powerful style of rosé that matches well with grilled meats and hearty fish courses, this is certainly not a carefree quaffing wine. It is so very much more.

While we would personally drink this wine absolutely any day of the year, August is the perfect time to savor its delights.

“Spicy, mineral-accented aromas of redcurrant, blood orange and white pepper, with a hint of lavender in the background. Focused and precise, with very good depth and vivacity to its bitter red fruit and citrus zest flavors. Gains sweetness with air and clings impressively on the finish, which leaves notes of anise and candied orange behind. Don't be in a rush to drink this, by the way. (Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Review)

International Wine Review: 92 points

$41.99/bottle or just $33.59/bottle in a mixed case of wine. Sorry, no case orders available for this one. First come, first served until it runs out.


We apologize to those of you who came into the store for the Oremus Dry Furmint featured in last week's email. It was a surprise hit and we sold out quickly. It is temporarily out of stock at the wholesaler's warehouse, but we expect to have it back in the store within one to two weeks. Look for it in the White Varietals & Blends section soon. Thank you for your patience!


We have a very special guest pouring wine at our wine tasting on Saturday from 3-6 pm. Kristin Butke of Eric Solomon's European Cellars will be showcasing some of our very favorite summer wines. Please join us for a wonderful summer's afternoon!

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4550 State Highway
North Eastham, MA 02651
(Next to the Royal Thai Restaurant in the Town Center Plaza)
Tel: 508 255 3660
Fax: 508 255 6736


Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9 am - 11 pm
Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We are open year round.
Only closed on Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas