Domaine des Tourelles, Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2019
Get to know: Domaine des Tourelles, Vieilles Vignes Carignan
A wonderfully generous and expressive red from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. The nose has an exotic mix of ripe fig, bright cranberry and raspberry fruit with notes of liquorice. The palate has more beautifully ripe red fruit characters, alongside lively fig and date notes, the acidity perfectly balances the generous flavours and leaves a pure, clean finish. This really stood out to us at recent tastings.
Try this with marinated Mediterranean spiced meats with grilled vegetables.
Domaine des Tourelles have a 50 year old block of Carignan in their Ammik 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 24 months in his old but perfectly formed tanks.