"La Turque"

Soil type

Silicone limestone with schistes producing clay soil rich in iron oxyde.

Grape variety

93% Syrah, 7% Viognier.

Average age of vines

25 years

Winemaking

Thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. Automated punching down. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration.

Ageing

42 months in new oak.

Average yield

35 Hl / hectare. (25% removed after sorting).

Tasting

Eye : Deep ruby red with dark tints.
Nose : Small red fruit, blackberry, morello cherry Intensely aromatic, powerful and elegant.
Palate : Supple attack with a balanced supple structure, concentration and elegant tannins. Fully expressive of the terroir.
Overall : With all the virility of the Côte Brune, La Turque also has all the subtlety and femininity of the Côte Blonde.

Vintages 2008

 

Wine Advocate #198 - Dec 2011

Score : (90-92)

The 2008 Cote Rotie La Turque offers smoky, meaty barbecue notes intermixed with notions of roasted herbs, forest floor and coffee beans. Although lower-keyed and less well-endowed, it is an outstanding 2008, one of the finest wines of this challenging vintage in Cote Rotie. Robert Parker.

 

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Score : 17,5/20

Plus poivrée que La Mouline, plus de tanins aussi, mais il faudra patienter un petit peu, la finale est assez serrée.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

25 years ...

Food and wine matching

Exceptional wine, exceptional food, pheasant, partridge, hare
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