This is a wine packed with flavour from Lebanon's Bekaa valley. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cinsaultm this is fantastically expressive with aromas of cherries, cedar wood, rosemary and cloves. The palate is rich and savoury with lots of Morello cherry and blackberry flavours, some earthy spice and fine tannins.
Try this with a spicy harissa chickpea stew or a lamb casserole.
Founded in 1868 by a French adventurer named François-Eugène Brun Domaine des Tourelles was among the first wineries to produce wines and spirits using the local grapes. The Brun family ran it until 2003 when the last descendent passed away and the winery faced closure until two local families bought the property with the aim of continuing the tradition of winemaking.
They've brought a young and dynamic energy to the winery and have introduced the use of indigenous natural yeasts, no fining or filtering, and only very small amounts of sulphur. Their fruit is from 40 hectares of ancient, organically cultivated and dry-farmed vineyards which are among the oldest in the valley and they've become one of the finest boutique wineries in the Middle East.