-13%Boris Kovac

La Tourelle 2016 | Carignan Syrah Grenache | IGP Pays d’Oc

(1 customer review)

£10.76 £9.36

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A brigh, lively and juicy summer red wine from Languedoc-Roussillon

This is a delicious, light, and juicy red wine from grapes typical to Languedoc-Roussillon: 50% Carignan, 25% Syrah and 25% Grenache. Brilliant ruby red colour in the glass, with inviting aromas of ripe summer fruits and black plums on the nose, and a subtle hint of spice. Fresh and juicy in the mouth with ripe, soft tannins, balanced acidity and excellent length. A  bright, lively and delicious wine, it can be enjoyed lightly chilled.

Winemaker

Geographical Indication

Style

Still Dry Red Wine

Grape

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Vintage

2016

ABV

13%

SKU: STR-CAR-FR-BKO-2016-01 Categories: , , ,
Description

About this wine

La Tourelle is made from old vines of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache native to the region of Pays d’Oc, located in the South of France on the Mediterranean coast. This blend yields generous rich, ripe flavours of black fruits and smokey wild herbs. La Tourelle is a soft, fruity and characterful wine to enjoy on its own and with your favorite dishes.

The birthplace of Carignan is Spain, where this enduring grape grows well in dry, even desert conditions. But only in Languedoc-Roussillon in France Carignan French quality-minded winemakers discovered the full potential of this traditional grape. French Carignan has high fruitiness and medium tannin, and brings forward scents of black currant, blackberry and dried fruit. By itself Carignan pairs really well with turkey, cranberries, roasted vegetables and spices.

Syrah is a legendary variety that is planted around the world. While Syrah from hot counties of Spain or California produces rich, full-bodies wines with high fruitiness, French Syrah is known for medium- to full-bodied wines with savoury flavours of plum, olive, and green peppercorn.

Grenache is another fruit-forward variety, admired for scents of dried strawberries, raspberry sauce and prune. When poured into the glass, Grenache has a vivid crimson tincture and leaves thick wine tears, as it has a high viscosity due to the naturally high level of alcohol.

La Tourelle is a high-quality wine made by renown winemaker Boris Kovac in his private vineyard, from wines grown in Pays d’Oc, Indication Géographique Protégée. It is a large wine-growing region in Languedoc-Roussillon in France, which is known for its Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters.

Tasting Notes

Juicy and light character full of fresh and dried red fruit, with a touch of savoury flavours of olive, plum and green peppercorn. Hints of blueberry, raspberry, licorice and plum on the nose.

Strawberries

Dried strawberry

Blueberry

Blueberry

Plum

Plum

Food Pairing

Proteins: A perfect pair for turkey and roasted and grilled meat: burgers, braised short ribs, roast leg of lamb.

Vegetarian: try with grilled vegetables with spices: sweet peppers, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes.

Cheese: while wine and cheese is a natural match, Le Tourelle is a fantastic match for soft cheese with strong flavours. Try with smokey blue, Camembert, Goat Gouda, mature Cheddar.

Reviews (1)

1 review for La Tourelle 2016 | Carignan Syrah Grenache | IGP Pays d’Oc

  1. Peter_W

    First time I have tried this red and have to say that it beats most ! What a fantastic smooth red wine- would drink with most food

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