Cinsault Vieilles Vignes

  • Producer: Domaine des Tourelles 
  • Winemaker: Faouzi Issa 
  • Country of Origin: Lebanon 
  • Region of Origin: Bekaa, Chtaura 
  • Style: Still dry Red 
  • Grape varieties: Cinsault 
  • Body: Full 
  • Vintage: 2019 
  • ABV: 13% 
  • Drinking window: 2021-2029
  • Closure Type: Cork

 

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Vineyard Information

– Location: West Bekaa Valley

– Soil: Clay and limestone

– Altitude: 1050m

– Trellising System: bush vines

– Year the vines were planted: 1950's and 1960's

– Agricultural method: Organic non-certified

 

Winemaking process

– Harvest: September

– 100% manually with intensive selection in 20kg boxes.

– Fermentation vessel: 150-year-old concrete vats

– Fermented with indigenous yeasts, then followed by malolactic fermentation

– Ageing apparatus: 8 months in old French casks

Ratings

・2014 vintage, selected by Margaret Rand for the 2018 edition of "101 Wines to Try Before You Die"

17 Pts. by Jancis Robinson; 2014 vintage: "...Beautiful balance and roundness."

17 Pts. by Tamlyn Currin for Jancis Robinson; 2019 vintage: "...This is so good that the nose of wine made me smile out loud...Damn delicious, quite frankly. VGV"