"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.

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 2011

eRobertParker.com #216 - Dec 2014

Score :  (95-97)

Offering more spice, cured meats, chocolate, cassis and vanilla bean, the 2011 Cote Rotie La Turque is more sexy and open-knit than the 2010, with full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and a hard-to-resist profile. It should start to shine at a relatively early age for this cuvee, but still have two decades or more of longevity. Jeb Dunnuck

Consumption

A 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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