The Tourtine vineyard sits in the Castellet region at around 170m elevation, which puts it above Cabassaou but below La Migoua vineyard. The vineyard is only 5ha (12 acres) so the amount of wine made each year is tiny. The soil is clay and limestone (chalk), and the vines are over 40 years old.
The wine usually comprises around 80% mourvèdre, 10% grenache and 10% cinsault. It's an inky dark and beautifully concentrated wine that's a step up from the Cuvée Classique and perfect for cellaring.
“La Tourtine produces powerful, tannic wines with gorgeous fruit character.” Kermit Lynch.
“The La Tourtine parcel… yields a powerful, rich, concentrated and surprisingly polished Bandol that has the fruit and texture to impress in its youth, yet the concentration to age beautifully.” The Wine Advocate.
A very special wine.