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Château de Tourteyron

Médoc



Château de Tourteyron

Domaine du Temple - 30 route du Port de Goulée
33340 Valeyrac

+33 5 56 41 52 99
+33 5 56 41 52 99
http://letempledetourteyron.wifeo.com/

GPS coordinates
45.3791946 / -0.9142309000000068
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Wine
Château de Tourteyron
Appellation
Médoc

Official Vintage Selection
2010/2011/2013/2014/2015
Terroir
A deep gravel terroir with 6 ha of clayey subsoil
Surface area
19 ha
Planting density
5 500 pieds/ha (80%) et 6 500 pieds/ha (20%)
Yield
50 hl/ha
Grape variety
50% cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot noir et 2% Petit Verdot
Age of the vines
15 years

Winemaking
An average of 27 vinification days, prefermentation maceration (an average of 9 days), an average of 11 releases (
Ageing
12 monts in oak barrel
Harvests
Mechanical harvesting, reasoning and logic of picking plot by plot with analysis and tasting, transfers by gravity, successive manual sorting of the grapes on tables (6 persons)

Production
130 000 bottles
Sales and marketing
France, Europe
Languages spoken
French, English
Tasting Notes
16/20 - DECANTER
Ripe, minty, black cherry nose.Broad with depth and sweet, ripe damson fruit, liquorice on the finish. Sturdy ad quite long. A good modern Medoc.
14.5/15 - LE POINT
Nez menthe, jus de cerise, bouche bien fruitée, fraîche, gourmande. Un vin qui pourra se boire jeune, grâce à son remarquable fruité.


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Jean-Pierre, Mélissa & Loïc BERGEY


My first wine memory
The grape harvest, the conviviality, the pleasure

One word to describe my wine
Unique

The history of the Château
The Domaine Le Temple de Tourteyron is run by Jean-Pierre, Mélissa and Loïc, 3rd and 4th generations of the Bergey Family, which traces it’s ancestry back to the Knights of the Order of the Temple. Indeed, the Domaine’s name, which can be found on wine bottles dating as early as 1900, comes from the members of the religious and military order known as l’Ordre des Templiers who greeted and aided pilgrims following the Way of St James. The over part of the Domaine’s name, « Tourteyron » stems from an old French dialect and means tourterelle or “turtledove”. A few of these migrating birds (presently a protected species in the Médoc) used to find annual shelter on the family’s land. The Domaine’s history continues to grow and evolve. Today, the vineyard is comprised of 130 ha of land (grapevines, meadow and forested land) of which 19 ha hold the AOC Médoc quality distinction. In addition, the land is also home to herd of Charolais cows.

Food pairings for my wine
Meat, cheese. In all occasions (aperitif, meal, without food).

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