Chateau Tournefeuille, Calvet selection, Pomerol
About the Wine:
Intense nose of spices, red fruits and vanilla. Medium-bodied in the mouth with red cherries, cassis, and lightly grilled oak flavors. Silky tannins and nice long finish.
About the Producer:
The Tournedeuille vineyards stretches over 18 hectares of Lalande de Pomerol, just north of the prestigious Pomerol. Agriculture in this appellation dates back 3,000 years BC, but it was in XX AD that vine growing began. The first vineyards of Tournefeuille date back to 1783 when viticulture underwent a renaissance. The property has passed through multiple family ownerships, but has remained in the Sautarel family since the second world war. It was the Sautarel family who modernized the operation and grew Chateau Tournefeuille into the jewel it has come to be recognized as. Tournefeuille’s vineyards share the same blue clay soil as Petrus!
92 pts Wine Enthusiast and James Suckling.
2018: 58% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Franc.
AGE OF THE VINES:
- 10 years: 22%
- 20 years: 17%
- 30 years: 5%
- 40 years old: 7%
- 50 years old: 30%
- 60 years old: 20%.
50% Biodynamic conversion, 50% Reasoned
No chemical weeding or insecticide Manual leaf
Sorting of the harvest on the table before placing in vats.
Plot-by-plot vinification via a thermoregulated concrete vat calibrated on the surface of the plots.
Vatting for 2 weeks to 1 month depending on the terroir.
Malolactic fermentation in barrels and vats.
18 months – 20% vats – 80% barrels, one third of which are new barrels.
Association of 5 coopers.
“Fine grain” quality French oak barrels.
Assembly at the end of ageing.
50,000 to 80,000 bottles.