2014 Marquis des Beys Syrah Cabernet, Domaine des Tourelles, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Stylish and sophisticated, this really highlights the potential for quality in Lebanon. Produced from specially selected parcels of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, it has a deeply red garnet hue with darkly intriguing brambly fruit and spice nose. It’s densely packed with sumptuous flavours of blackcurrants and chocolate with a pure, crunchy, fine core. It’s very more-ish with fine tannins that help retain its freshness.
14% ABV. 50% Syrah/ 50% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
Wonderful with herb roasted lamb shank or vegetarian lentil and smoky stew. Or mature cheeses.
DOMAINE DES TOURELLES was founded in 1868 by French adventurer François-Eugène Brun and is one of the longest established and most highly acclaimed wineries in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. This place has history. It was the first commercial cellar in Lebanon producing wines, arak and other spirits. Today the estate is run by three siblings Faouzi Issa, Christaine Issa and Emile Issa-el Khoury. This young and dynamic trio have introduced a handful of practices in the vineyards and cellar including the use of indigenous natural yeasts, no fining or filtering, and only very small amounts of sulphur. These techniques, twinned with fruit from ancient vineyards and a winery perfect for hands-off winemaking, make Domaine des Tourelles one of the finest boutique wineries in the Middle East.