Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Carignan
Per bottle £17.99
- Brand Domaine des Tourelles
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14%
- Vegetarians Yes
- Vegan Yes
- Vintage 2018
- Country Lebanon
- Country Region Bekaa Valley
- Grape Variety Carignan
- Closure Cork
Intro to Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Carignan –
Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Carignan is an aromatic full flavoured wine with notes of exotic fruit, liquorice, red fruits and figs.
Full tasting note and wine making –
Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Carignan has an exotic aromatic mix of ripe fig, bright cranberry and rasberry fruit with notes of liquorice , 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.
Domaine des Tourelles have a 50 year old block of Carignan in their Amik vineyard in the Bekka
Valley. The fruit from here provides an excellent component for the acclaimed Domaine des Tourelles
Red, but winemaker Faouzi believed it could produce great wine in it’s own right. This first vintage
highlights his belief in the project. The wine only sees concrete during production, being both
fermented and aged for 12 months in his old but perfectly formed tanks
The producer –
Domaine des Tourelles is one of the longest established and most highly acclaimed wineries in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Founded in 1868 by French adventurer François-Eugène Brun, Domaine de Tourelles was the first commercial cellar in Lebanon producing wines, arak and other spirits. In 2000, the estate was bought by descendants of Brun’s Lebanese wife, Nayla Kanaan Issa-el-Khoury and Elie F. Issa. It is run by their children, Faouzi Issa (winemaker), Christaine Issa and Emile Issa-el Khoury. This young and dynamic trio have decided to proudly apply similar artisan winemaking skills and traditions to their handcrafted wines – this includes minimum intervention in the vineyards and cellar, use of indigenous natural yeasts, no fining or filtering, and only very small amounts of sulphur. The winery boasts intelligent ancestral architectural design that keeps the ideal ambient temperature all year round, and concrete vats (a rarity in Lebanon) that provide the best biological conditions for natural winemaking processes – preserving the authentic taste of Lebanon’s terroir.
Faouzi Issa, graduated with winemaking and viticultural degrees from Bordeaux and Montpellier Universities. He then trained with René Rostaing in Cote Rôtie and at Chateau Margaux before moving back to the, by now, family winery at Domaine des Tourelles. Faouzi has secured the future of this noble estate by introducing “a few modernities here and there…” but is adamant their ancient vineyards continue to be the expression and philosophy of the estate and is proud of the winery’s strong francophile links.
Domaine des Tourelles – a prestigious and traditional property classified amongst the finest boutique wineries of the Middle East.
Drink with –
Marinated Mediterranian spiced meats, grilled vegetables& BBQs
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