"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 2010

Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score :  (98-100)

More fresh and pure, with knockout aromas and flavors of pepper, cassis, spice-box, coffee bean and edgy minerality, the 2010 Cote Rotie La Turque possesses spectacular purity, full-bodied power and a massive finish. Despite the slightly burly profile here, it stays seamless and elegant on the palate, with the overall purity, freshness and concentration of the vintage. Like the 2009, this blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier should start to shine around age 10 and have 3 decades 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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