February 11, 2023

Domaine des Tourelles Cuvee Pierre Brun

Who makes it?

Domaine des Tourelles, from Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, in now in the co-custodianship of Faouzzi Issa. This wine is named after the previous owner, Pierre Brun who was the grandson of Frenchman Francois-Eugene Brun. Francois- Eugene Brun established Domaine des Tourelles in 1868. Notably, this domain has stood the legacy for passionate winemaking certainly in recent decades. Issa has pointed out previously that there has been the odd missile pass over the winery. That Pierre Brun continued to keep the vineyards producing wine is testament to that family’s passion and now Issa’s.

The Domaine’s vineyards are around 1 000 metres in altitude and thanks to the dry climate there, they are able to grow their grapes organically. 

How do they make it?

The Cuvee Pierre Brun is a rich blend of Cabernet sauvignon, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan. It has been fermented with indigenous yeast from dry-farmed iron-rich soils.  

What does it taste like?

This is a fragrant red wine of spicy cherry and black currant. There is a distinct earthiness to it. Certainly, it is a full body red with smooth shapely tannins that give it elegance. There is potential here for some cellar dwelling but it is excellent drinking now.

What to drink it with?

Easily this wine would be a good match for any burgers, or sausages.  But don’t limit yourself, go all out and enjoy with earthy field mushrooms, or Kleftiko lamb.

Cheese?

Some matured cheddar would be great.

Quickie review « This is another great introduction to Lebanese wines, complex and smooth. Distinguished. »

Country of Origin: Vallee de la Bekaa, Lebanon 
Tasting Date: July 2021 & January 2023
Price:   UK£13 | 
Drink: now – 5+ years
Needs food: no
Source: purchase

Like the sound of this Domaine des Tourelles wine from Lebanon, you might like to try the wines of Chateau Musar.

Visit Domaindestourelles for more information

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