Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Cinsault - Boutinot

Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Cinsault 2021


Domaine des Tourelles

Taking on other Cinsault's throughout the world! This extraordinary old vine wine comes from 50 year old vines in the Bekaa valley and 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...



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 located in Western Bekaa. The grapes are hand picked and fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats for ten days. Malolactic fermentation begins spontaneously. The wine is then aged for 1 year in concrete and then spends a further 6 months in used French oak barrels to round out the tannins. 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 palate has beautifully ripe red fruit characters alongside fig and spice notes. The acidity and tannin perfectly balances the generous flavours and leaves a pure, clean finish.

Food match

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


2019 Vintage

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