La Tourbeille Vineyard
A French-American family. A family vineyard for a hundred years.
Our 25 acre vineyard (60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet France, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is perched on a sunny hilltop above the Dordogne River on bedrock of limestone, in ideal limestone-clay soil. To encourage valuable biodiversity we preserve the old forests that surround the vineyard and fruit trees amidst the vines. Matured, organic fertilizer comes from cows grazing on our pastures. The modern winery with custom made stainless steel tanks and oak barrels is manned by our enthusiastic, 4th generation French-American family.
2012 La Tourbeille Bordeaux Supérieur Red – 100% Merlot, gold medal winner at the Concours de Bordeaux. This vintage is rich and full flavored– a key element of our terroir – with great body and a smooth, lingering finish. SOLD OUT
La Tourbeille Rosé, “l’Esprit de Jeanne”
In the cool of September dawn, family and friends gather to harvest our special parcel of vieilles vignes (70-year-old vines). We assemble Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to create a limited edition Rosé. Using a gentle pneumatic press as soon as the grapes are harvested ensures the pale pink color, delicate aromas and notes of summer berries. A manual brassage des lies at the end of fermentation brings a subtle gras to the texture. “L’Esprit de Jeanne” is elegant, dry and refreshing. In 2017 it was selected by VINOGUSTO as one of the “Top Ten Rosés of Bordeaux”.
2014 La Tourbeille Bordeaux Superieur Red – silver medal winner of the prestigious Concours de Paris. This vintage is a finely balanced blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes from the jury: “joli nez, fruits noirs, ample.” Aromatic bouquet, black fruit flavours, rich texture, full body. (Prix Plaisir Bettane & Desseauve “juste ce qu’il faut de gourmandise…“)
2015 La Tourbeille 2015 Bordeaux Superieur Red – an exceptionally good year: 70% Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 % Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc brings a special touch of elegance and spice to the wine. Gold Medal Terre de Vins Magazine Paris; Gold Medal Prix Plaisir Bettane & Desseauve Paris
2015 La Tourbeille cuvée “Le Sceptre” Bordeaux Supérieur Red – a select blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. The Sceptre icon – a version of the shepherd’s staff also held by Jeanne on our Rose label – refers to our commitment to protect the natural resources of our family domain. The Sceptre is full bodied, with flavours of rich black fruit, smooth tannins and a lingering finish. Star Guide Hachette 2019. Sold Out
2016 La Tourbeille cuvée “Le Sceptre” Bordeaux Supérieur Red – Merlot 80 % Cabernet Sauvignon 20 % – aged 12 months in French oak barrels; “rich red fruit with notes of violet and ripe cherry; round with supple tannins; facile a boire. No sulfites used during fermentation Gold Medal Terre de Vins Magazine Paris
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