Ch. La Tour de l'Evêque, Rouge
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Ch. La Tour de l'Evêque, Rouge - 2015

Item # 29268 750mL
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

A stunning red wine from Provence that comes from 35-year-old Syrah vines. The extra years of bottle-aging have rounded out the tannins and assertive, spicy red fruits. Excellent with lamb, be it chops, stew, or rack.

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Staff Pick Notes

I really like this wine. It has exactly what I want from a red wine: on the nose it's intense, with aromas of black cherries and figs. On the palate in addition to a smooth tannin and dark fruit, you can taste spice and chocolate from the 18 months oak aging. In this case oak completes the flavor profile giving a complete and satisfactory mouth feel. A smooth long finish with liquorice notes completes the experience! As you can see I am a Syrah lover. Ch. La Tour de l'Eveque, is 95% Syrah with a 3% Cabernet Sauvignon to add body and a touch of Grenache to give perfume! Only natural animal fertilizers are used and grape berries are individually chosen: only the best are used. A full body wine that I would pair with rich sauces dishes or red meat.


About the Producer

Provence, France The Sumeire Family, who has been the owner of Font-Freye (a part of which has recently been sold) since 1933, acquired this large estate in 1958 near Pierrefeu, in the Var. Formerly belonging to the clergy as the summer residence of the archbishops of Toulon, this property is peculiar in that it bears two names: Château La Tour de l’Evêque and Château La Tour Sainte Anne. Its...

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