Situated steps from the Mediterranean in the Provençal fishing village of Cassis, the Domaine du Bagnol controls 17 ha of vines (9ha leased, 8 ha owned) beneath the imposing limestone outcropping of Cap Canaille. Thus situated, the Domaine du Bagnol is the beneficiary of cooling winds from the north, northwest, and northeast (Tramontane, Mistral and Grégal), along with the gentle sea breezes that come ashore, ensuring wines of freshness and balance. Rosenthal’s love affair with this estate began in the early 1980s when Neal first met Claire Lefevre, with whom he worked until her passing in the early 1990s. Sadly, none of her family had the time or energy to follow in her footsteps. Purchased by Jean-Louis Genovesi, a Cassis native who had been living in Paris. With his son, Sébastien, Jean-Louis has revived the domaine and made the wines more compelling than ever.