Ooh La La, Minervois: The Wines of Château Tourril

Ooh La La, Minervois: The Wines of Château Tourril
From www.blackdresstraveler.com, by Wanda Mann

Chateau Tourril landscapeimage courtesy of Château Tourril

The south of France is only as far as your wine glass thanks to Château Tourril. A family owned winery located in the heart of the Languedoc, Tourril produces wines in the Minervois appellation with Syrah, Cinsault, old Carignan, Grenache, and Roussanne grapes. Here are three food-friendly wines from the Château Tourril portfolio that make it easy to experience an elegant taste of the Mediterranean.

Chateau Tourril Helios
Château Tourril "Helios" 2015 AOC Minervois ($17)
Produced from 100% Roussanne grapes, this is a gorgeous white wine with layers of flavor. Lovely hints of lavender, lemongrass, green apple and bright acidity make this dry white wine an absolute delight. A great match with sea food and goat cheese.

Tourril Rose
Château Tourril "Havana" Rosé 2015 AOC Minervois  ($13)
Produced from 70% Cinsault and 30% Grenache, this pale rosé packs enough power to pair with garlicky and herb-seasoned foods. Slightly tart with cherry, watermelon, and citrus flavors.

Tourril Philippe

Château Tourril "Philippe" 2011 AOC Minervois ($15)
A blend of Carignan (40%), Syrah (30%) and Grenache (30%), this is a really beautiful red wine at a fantastic price! This full-bodied beauty has a rich ruby color with a tinge of purple. Luscious flavors of blackberries, plums, and blackcurrants are balanced by a subtle touch of earth, pepper, and smooth tannins. A great match with grilled and roasted meats, and even a rosemary seasoned lamb burger!

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