Vintage

Major Grape

ABV

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Producer

Type

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2019x

Red Blendx

14%x

75clx

Domaine des Tourellesx

Redx

1558x

Corkx

Domaine des Tourelles red 2019

Lebanon / Bekaa Valley

Andy's Tasting Notes

A classic Lebanese blend with an attractive juicy and earthy character.  Produced to accentuate the delicious fruity plum, red cherry and blackberry fruit, interspersed with cedar and rosemary overtones.  For a final flourish, you get the added bonus of aromatic prune and clove.  A lovely red to enjoy with all your warming food favourites.

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah, 15% Cinsault and 5% Carignan

Closure – cork

Price per bottle £11.95

Producer Info

Domaine des Tourelles was founded in 1868 by French adventurer François-Eugène Brun and is one of the most highly acclaimed and oldest wineries still operating in Lebanon. It was also the first commercial cellar in ‘modern’ Lebanon to produce wines, arak and other spirits. This place has history! The Brun family owned and ran the winery up until the last descendant died in 2003 but luckily two local families – the Issa and Issa el-Khoury families – joined forces to buy the property and continue the fine tradition of winemaking.

Today, this Bekaa Valley estate is run by the three Issa children – twins Faouzi and Johanne and their sister Christiane, alongside Emile Issa-el Khoury, son of one of the co-owners. This young and dynamic combination have introduced a handful of practices in the vineyards and cellar including the use of indigenous natural yeasts, no fining or filtering, and only very small amounts of sulphur. These techniques along with fruit from 40 hectares of ancient, organically cultivated and dry-farmed vineyards (among the oldest in the valley) and a winery perfect for hands-off winemaking, make Domaine des Tourelles one of the finest boutique wineries in the Middle East.

Food match

Food matchSpicy chickpea stew

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Awards & Critic Reviews

Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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