2019 Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Cinsault

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2019 Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Cinsault

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.

Tasting Notes

Nose

The nose has an exotic mix of ripe fig, bright red cherry and plum fruit with star anise spice, it’s lifted and pronounced.

Palate

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.

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 located in Western Bekaa. The grapes are handpicked 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 ageing potential of several years.

Awards

  • Top 100 2019 The Wine Merchant (2017 Vintage)
  • Silver - Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 (2015 Vintage)

Specifications

Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Cinsault
Country Lebanon
Alcohol content 14% alcohol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
Type Red Wine
Features Vegetarian & Vegan
Dietary Information Contains Sulphites
Food Matches Think Mediterranean cuisine - marinated meats, grilled vegetables. BBQs.
Appellation Bekaa Valley