The Bandol region is located in Provence on the Mediterranean south of the Rhone Valley. The primary grape that flourishes in this area is Mourvedre, the same grape that is an important component of Chateau de Beaucastelís Chateauneuf du Pape.
One of the best producers in Bandol is La Bastide Blanche. The La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge is a blend of primarily Mourvedre with some Grenache and Cinsault. The yields are extremely low here, at about 1200-1400 liters per acre.