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Ch. La Tour de L’Eveque Noir et Or 750 ML
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Alcohol:   13%
pH: n/a
Residual Sugar:   n/a
France
Cotes de Provence
2015
99% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon



Owned by the same family since 1958, this Provencal estate is rich in history as the property bears two names: Chateau La Tour de l’Eveque and Sainte Anne. The estate is located in the hilly area of the Maurettes. The terrain consists of soil derived from Silurian phyllite and red sandstone.
The specificity of this cuvee is to be produced from the same syrah plot, "Collet du Château" planted in 1978 ; cabernet sauvignon only comes as a complement. This plot was cleared out and a lovely stone dike wase built, using du out stone blocks. Grey schists are mixed with chalky-clayey soils, so the rootstocks (140 Ru and R110) have been adapted according to the soil changes. Powerful red, elegant and harmonious with red fruit, leather and coffee aromas.






The winter, rather soft altogether, was marked however
by particularly cold episodes, in particular in February,
and we had twice some snow. The spring was suitably
watered, stormy and rather freshly. The blooming
began May 15th and suitably took place. The warm and
dry summer settled down in mid-June, favoring a good
maturation of the grape. The harvest began on August
23rd and ended on September 25th.

All grapes are sorted and harvested by hand, according
to their polyphenolic ripeness. The berries are destemmed,
slightly treaded and transferred into stainless
steel vats. The alcoholic fermentation is run so as to
extract optimum fruit and colour, but also to produce
an elegant wine. Maceration lasts about 10 days. Once
the malolactic fermentation is over, the wine is stored
in French oak casks for 18 months’ maturation. Two or
three rackings were accomplished during the maturation.
The wine is blended in vats and bottled in the Château.





General Market




Deep purple color with crimson glints. The nose is
pronounced, combining youthful fruit such as blackcurrant
and pungent spices, liquorice and pepper with
secondary notes of dark chocolate, cinnamon and
nutmeg, on cedar and noble wood background. There is
a hint of evolution there coming with some dried leaves
and herbs aromas, some leather hues, a touch of
ground coffee. Rich, intense, of high complexity and
having a fresh touch of a kind of balsamic scents. Palate
is dry, juicy, with bright acidity and generous alcohol,
still digest, surrounded by a smooth texture, soft and
creamy. The tannins are of a high content, ripe and
integrated. The flavors are intense and remind the
nose by the deep, dark fruits, spices and chocolate
notes that linger on the long finish. Minty and liquorice
hues come along on the aftertaste. Keep for 4-5 years
to the fully development, more than 10 years of cellaring
potential.

It is a perfect match for lamb, game, red meat dishes, sauces, and cheeses. Best served between 61-64° F.
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