Tour Boisée Carignan (2018) • Excellent Organic Wine • Collectivino

Tour Boisée Carignan

Tour Boisée Carignan
Tour Boisée Carignan
Tour Boisée Carignan
Tour Boisée Carignan
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Regular price £12.84

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This is a wine with real character and a steal for its price. Carignan has a reputation as being a good “blending grape” – like a merlot. But like any variety, the older the vine, generally the better the wine. These vines were planted in the 1950s. They deliver lower yields and offer a greater concentration of flavour and richness. In short, there's very little not to like about this wine.

Tasting notes:

Nose of bramble & red fruits, herby. Rich and full and surprisingly complex.

Food pairings:

Great with some hard cheese as an appetiser and aperitif combo.   

About the winemaker: 

La Tour Boisée is named for a remnant of the village's fortifications, built in 1165 and now in the garden of the estate. Marie-Claude and her husband Jean-Louis Poudou, a vintner himself from a long line of winegrowers, inherited the Domaine in 1982 from her parents. The family has been there since around 1826 and each generation has shown itself committed to the land.

Today the estate is made up of 200 acres of vineyards. Care has been taken over the years to conserve the finest vines of the old varieties while updating and improving the rest of the vineyard. The result is a rich diversity of wines, each of which can be traced back to a specific plot of vines.

Great emphasis is placed on perfecting the local art of blending, traditional to Languedoc wine-making. Marsanne, Macabeu, Muscat Petit Grain and Sauvignon Blanc are used for the white wines; Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvedre for the reds. Each variety is planted on carefully selected sites and different training methods are employed to achieve optimum ripeness in the grapes. The family have recently moved to organic production; full certification began with the 2013 vintage of Domaine La Tour Boisée.

Sustainability credentials: Good (2*)

Certified as organic by Agriculture Biologique, a trusted French organisation. Tour Boisée has been organic for ten years, and have embedded organic and some biodynamic methods into their estate. Although they practice lower-intervention techniques, they do still add small quantities of sulphites to ensure the wine travels well and is of consistent quality.

Other info: 

Red. 14%Vol, 100% Carignan. Cork closure.

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