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Bekaa Rosé

Domaine des Tourelles

Bekaa Rosé Bottle
Appellation
Bekaa Valley
Variety
Cinsault, Syrah, Tempranillo
Age of Vines
15-20
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Sandy clay limestone
Altitude
1050 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, direct press except Syrah which is saignée, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
3 months in stainless steel tanks

Overview

Long before the rosé boom in the US and the quest for the palest pink possible, Domaine des Tourelles was scrambling just to keep up with the demand in their local market. For many in Lebanon, this wine is the estate’s calling card no doubt because the summers there are warm and dry, but also that their rosé is the best way to greet your guests over a plate of mezze. This rosé is made from direct-press Cinsault and Tempranillo, blended with Syrah that is bled from their other cuvées. Old style, and darker in color than your now typical rosé, it has a classic-rosé’s cherry fruit character that harkens back to rosés of yore.

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
  • Location
    Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
  • Appellation
    Bekaa Valley
  • Proprietor
    The Issa and Issa-el-Khoury families
  • Winemaker
    Faouzi Issa
  • Size / Elevation
    40 hectares / 1050 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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