75cl * 14% ABV * Lebanon
Founded in 1868, Domaine des Tourelles is one of the oldest wineries in Lebanon and is classified amongst the finest boutique wineries of the Middle East. Today the winemaker is Faouzi Issa, student of Montpellier University, disciple of Rhone-legend Rene Rostaing, and an alumnus of Chateau Margaux. The vineyard practices minimal intervention - wines are aged in concrete, aren't fined or filtered, and are bottled with minimal sulphur - so there is certainly a degree of 'naturalness' underneath the smooth, berry-laden juice. A good example of the adage "what grows together goes together": drink with spiced lamb chops.