Tempier, the legacy that Lulu leaves behind

October 16, 2020

Tempier, the legacy that Lulu leaves behind

Lucie 'Lulu' Peyraud and her husband were the founders of Domaine Tempier back in the 1940's. Lucie was known as the ultimate host, her style of cooking inspired many others and set a trend for provençal food. She passed away this month at the age of 102. The legacy she has left us is immense, a large family, unbelievable wines and recipes that will live on! 

At Butlers we have worked with these classic French wines in the past, and are happy to have received this year's allocation. Domaine Tempier are based in Bandol, in the Provence, Southern France.

The white wine comes from a small plot of land, at a higher altitude to other vineyards, which helps preserve the freshness. It is considered to be the original site for the finest white and pink wines in this region. They have a reputation for exemplary attention to detail, using only the finest grapes available.

It is a blend of different grape varieties, the dominant grapes are Clairette Blanc and Ugni Blanc. It is allowed to rest in the winery for ten months before release, it can be drunk now or kept for 5 years or more. Currently it has floral aromas and zesty fruit, with a luxurious texture. This is a young pup at the moment, and will be one to watch as it develops. 
We are very fortunate to have this in stock. Here's the link to the white on our website

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