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Cinsault Vieilles Vignes

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GRAPES: Cinsault (100%).

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 fermenting the wines in concrete tanks using wild yeasts and nothing else to offer the purest expression of that grape. The result is a supple wine that beautifully reflects the terroir of the Bekaa Valley, with an aging potential of several years.

Serving: It is best served at a temperature of 16-18°C (60-65°F) and can be decanted for 30 minutes to an hour before serving to enhance its flavors and aromas.

Pairing: This wine is an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats, lamb, poultry, and game dishes. It also pairs well with flavorful vegetarian dishes and hard cheeses.

Tasting note: On the nose, it offers aromas of red and black fruits such as cherry, blackberry, and currant, as well as hints of earthy spices and herbs. On the palate, the wine is smooth and velvety, with flavors of ripe red fruit, subtle oak, and a hint of leather. The tannins are well-integrated and balanced, and the acidity is refreshing, providing a long and persistent finish.

Size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

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Description

Vieilles Vignes Cinsault is a red wine made from 100% Cinsault grapes grown in the Western Bekaa region of Lebanon at an altitude of 1,050m above sea level. The vines are above 50 years old and have a density of 3,000 vines per hectare. The soil is clay with some limestone, and the grapes are dry farmed and harvested 100% by hand in boxes, with intensive selection in the vineyards.

The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats for 10 days, and malolactic fermentation begins spontaneously. It is then aged in neutral, used French oak barrels for 8 months. It has an alcoholic strength of 13.5% vol.

Vieilles Vignes Cinsault reflects the terroir of the Bekaa Valley, offering a supple and pure expression of the Cinsault grape. The wine has a beautiful aging potential of several years.

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