Château de Pibarnon Blanc AOC 2019


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(43,35  / 1000 ml)

Straw yellow with green reflections - On the nose, the Bandol Blanc is reminiscent of Meyer lemons and salt lemons mixed with light green almonds, a touch of brioche, oyster shells and fennel greens. And yet the wine is endowed with underlying power.

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Tasting note from dated 10.06.2020, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

The 2019 Bandol Blanc is a cuvée of 50 % Clairette, 30 % Bourboulenc and 20 % Marsanne and Ugni Blanc. The vines are on a north-facing slope on blue marl, as known from the Jura, for example, from Château Chalon, or from the vineyards of Pétrus in Pomerol and d'Yquem in Sauternes. The grapes were pressed directly, the sediments were allowed to settle naturally, and then the juice was fermented spontaneously at low temperature for 25 days. The wine was aged in stainless steel as well as to a small extent in wood.


straw yellow with green reflexes


The fragrance is reminiscent of the Bandol Blanc of Meyer lemons and salt lemons, which mix with light green almonds, a breath brioche, oyster shells and fennel green. This overall very delicate, fresh scent is accompanied by hay, chamomile and lime blossom.


On the palate the Bandol Blanc fresh elements with the typical aromas of white southern grape varieties. Notes of cedar lemons meet those of cantaloupe melons, a little pepper, a little more licorice, dry herbs as well as a tart bitter fresh grapefruit zest. The acidity is Southern ripe but precise. Aging on the fine lees brings a slight creaminess to the palate. All of this comes across as very well-balanced, fine and, by Southern standards, downright enchantingly delicate. And yet, the wine is equipped with underlying power.

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Salt-crusted turbot with beurre blanc and grilled wild fennel
  • Seafood platter
  • Tart with fennel and green asparagus




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Alcohol content

13,5% Vol.

Residual sweetness



Contains sulfur


4,6 g/l

Drinking temperature



Chateau de Pibarnon, 410, chemin de la Croix des Signaux, 83740 La Cadiere d'Azur / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01