"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


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


42 months in new oak.

Average yield

36 Hl/Hectare.


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 2012

eRobertParker.com #222 - Dec 2015

Score : (96-98)

Taking longer to develop in the glass than the exuberant and sexy la Mouline, the 2012 Cote Rotie la Turque (93% Syrah and 7% Viognier that will see four years in new oak) offers Bordeaux-like notes of lead pencil and graphite to go with olive, smoked herbs, pepper and ripe dark fruits. Possessing a touch less raw material than both the 2009 and 2010, it nevertheless has full-bodied richness, serious mid-palate depth, lots of sweet tannin and a fabulous finish. It will need 4-6 years of cellaring and drink well over the following two to three decades. Jeb Dunnuck.


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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