Cul de Brey Domaine de la Tournelle 2020

Cul de Brey
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A hearty dinner

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Ruby Red, Earthy, Complex

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Cul de Brey Domaine de la Tournelle Biodynamic wine, Trousseau, Petit Beclan, Syrah blend.  An elegant red from 30 year old vines of Trousseau, Beclan and Syrah. Superb example of classic Arbois wine making, both fresh and mineral but also intense in flavours, peppery fruits, earthy undertones, fabulous with some hearty Jura foods, cheeses, sausage etc.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine De La Tournelle
Country France
Region Jura, France
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Petit Beclan, Ploussard, Syrah
Terroir gravel soils above shallow early Jurassic gray marls
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation 18 months in old barrels
Total Sulphur 20 mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years plus

Evelyne Clairet owns 7 hectares in the region around Arbois, the famous wine growing capital of the Jura.

She farms biodynamically and follows Maria Thun's calender in all the operations.  At Tournelle they tend to use no sulphur at bottling, but sometimes add 2 or 3 grams per litre earlier in the wine making. Unlike many Jura producers, they are looking in general to avoid oxygen in most of their wines to keep the freshness of the fruit. Their wines are a combination of golden Chardonnay fruit and Jura minerals. They are linear and precise and have the most incredible texture of any Chardonnay we have tasted. Top Burgundy wines sell for incredible prices.  But in terms of quality, complexity and sheer pleasure in drinking, we have not come across many Chardonnay that rival the wines of Domaine de la Tournelle.  Their Savagnin is also of outstanding quality, and they make some fascinating and unique reds.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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