Provençal Eggplant-Tomato Gratin
2000 DOMAINE TEMPIER BANDOL ROUGE AND BANDOL ROUGE LA TOURTINE
(or pair with Domaine Tempier rosé or Marcel Lapierre Morgon) PAIRING NOTES
The smoky eggplant gratin, with sweet onions and herbes de Provence, is a showcase for the earthy wines of Bandol. Richard’s good friends the Peyraud family own Domaine Tempier, a magical property 30 miles away from his home. Their wines are redolent of Provence—of the wild thyme, savory, marjoram, fennel, and rosemary that color the arid, aromatic landscape.