Château Tour de Terme 2015
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation |Saint Éstephe
Grape | 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot
Ageing |The aging is 15 months in oak barrels of the Allier, 50% in new barrels.
Tasting Notes | Ripe and focused, with a mouthwatering iron note driving the cassis, blackberry and raspberry fruit along. Floral and chalk hints hang in the background for now.
Pairing | Lamb simply roasted, a braised rack of veal, but also a thick rib of beef on the bone accompanied by pan-fried porcini mushrooms
Critic notes/awards | WINE SPECTATOR: Note: 92-95.
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
The Château Tour des Termes owes its name to an old tower located on a plot called “the Terms”. The origin of this tower dates back to the Gallo-Roman era, where remains of boat moorings dating from this period favor the hypothesis of the presence of an old lighthouse at this location thus marking the entrance an outer harbor of the ancient city Gallo Romain Brion located a few kilometers away. But the Château Tour des Termes is first and foremost the story of an old Medocan family that has gradually become the domain of the generations: the Anney family. From 1979, it is Jean and his son Christophe Anney who perpetuate the family tradition by developing the vineyard and by making important investments in buildings and materials as well as big efforts of parcel selection, which makes it possible today to Château Tour des Termes is one of the best Crus Bourgeois of the appellation.Current Owner: Léon family
Soils: A sandy-gravelly soil on a clay base, particularly rich in iron
Farming: Sustainable viticulture, ploughing or a grass crop favoured, simple or double Guyot pruning. Harvest is plot by plot selection, with 2 consecutive sorting, (By hand and by density.) In 2016 the château was certified in the Environmental Management System Certification of Bordeaux wines.
Vines: On average 30years of age