Domaine des Tourelles VV Cinsault 2017
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cinsault was a popular planting in the Bekaa Valley until the mid 1970’s, when Bordeaux varietals became more prominent. In 2014, winemaker Faouzi Issa recovered old Cinsault vines of 50+ years to make this genuine expression of special varietal. Grapes are hand harvested and fermented in concrete vats and then left to rest in old oak barrels for 8 months. Notes of dark red fruit, dusty rose and dried spices are balanced by a clean finish and an earthy finish. $25 from each case goes directly to the Lebanon Red Cross and all proceeds go directly to Domaine des Tourelles staff—we can drink to that.