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Domaine Tempier Cuvee La Tourtine*Packaging may vary

Domaine Tempier Cuvee La Tourtine

Rhone Blend / Bandol, France, Provence


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Category
Rhone Blend
Region
Bandol, France
Body
Full
Sweet-Dry Scale
Dry
Style
Earthy & Spicy

Product description

Located near Castellet, this terroir is extremely windy but also exposed to the sun from sunrise to sunset. The soil is composed of sandstone and marl of the Santonien (75-90 Ma); gypsum can be found on the surface. Although located at the top of the hill, the soil is relatively deep with a lot of clay. The vines mature easily on the hillside favorable to mourvèdre. It is said that mourvèdre likes to look at the sea with its feet in the water (in other words with sufficient water supplies). La Tourtine blends power and elegance. The cuvée is selected from this exceptionsl terroir of only 5.5 hectares. COMPOSITION Mourvèdre (~85%), with Grenache and Cinsault. Average age of the vines : 45-50 years VINIFICATION The grapes are hand-selected in the vineyard and in the cellar; de-stemmed, crushed and put into concrete vats for 3 or 4 weeks fermentation thanks to indigenous yeasts

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