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Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Cinsault (magnum) 2015

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Domaine des Tourelles

This extraordinary old vine Cinsault is wonderfully unique.

Meet the producer

Domaine des Tourelles was founded in 1868 by French adventurer François-Eugène Brun and is one of the most...

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Production

Cinsault has been farmed in the Bekaa Valley since the mid-19th century before ceding the way to new imported varieties. In 2014, Domaine des Tourelles decided to revive this grape by searching out very old Cinsault vines, over 50 years of age, and fermenting the wines in concrete tanks using wild yeasts and nothing else to offer the purest expression of that grape. The result is a supple wine that beautifully reflects the terroir of the Bekaa Valley, with an aging potential of several years.

Tasting notes

The nose has an exotic mix of ripe fig, bright red cherry and plum fruit with star anise spice, it’s lifted and pronounced. The plate had more beautifully ripe red fruit characters, along side lively fig and date notes, the acidity perfectly balances the generous flavours and leaves a pure, clean finish which is hugely rewarding.

Food match

Think Mediterranean cuisine - marinated meats, grilled vegetables. BBQs.

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