LA TOURBEILLE WINES 2012 – 2017:
Our modern winery, located at the vineyard, was renovated and expanded in 2015. To allow for vinification by parcel, our stainless steel tanks are custom made for us by CTM in Montbazillac.
Our Italian hydraulic press permits batch pressing at optimal dates; gentle pressing is chosen for maximum flavor with smooth tannins.
La Tourbeille Reserve wines “Le Sceptre“ are a limited selection of special blends, aged in French oak for 12 months.
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.
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”.
La Tourbeille 2014 is a 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.
La Tourbeille Reserve wine “Le Sceptre” 2014 is 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.
La Tourbeille 2015 – an exceptionally good year – is an assemblage of 73% Merlot, 18 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 9 % Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc brings a special touch of elegance to the wine. Will come on market in 2019.