Chateau Pradeaux is one of my favorite estates in Bandol. Traditionally made, the wines from Pradeaux are nearly as good as those made by the famous Domaine Tempier. The 2008 Bandol, rose from Pradeaux is rose in color and has a fragrant nose of red fruits. In the mouth, the wine is full bodied, but not rich as the 2007 version that I drank last year. The wine showed more fruit after being open for an hour or so. Pradeaux’s rose, a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Mourvedre, is aged in stainless steel tanks. The wine is fermented at low temperatures and its light color is a result of a short maceration on the skins. I like my rose to be perfumed, subtle and dry. The rose Domaine Pradeaux always meets those criteria.