Tursan AOC-AOP

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In their time, these wines charmed Empress Eugenie and King Henry IV. Like them today, discover the spirit of the Landes.

Cabernet Franc N and Tannat N (between 20% and 60% of each in the blend)

Complementary red grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon N, Fer Servadou N (Pinenc) and Merlot N.

Baroque B and Gros Manseng B (between 20% and 60% of each in the blend)

Complementary white grape varieties are Chenin B, Claverie B, Petit Manseng B, Raffiat de Moncade B, and Sauvignon B and G.

Powerful robust red wines with firm tannins and notes of red fruits, leather and spices.

Food and wine pairing:

These wines are paired with game or poultry. Serving temperature is 16 ° C.

Delicate, fine and thirst-quenching rosé wines, with a very nice freshness; notes of small red fruits.

Food and wine pairing:

Intense, frank and lively white wines ; floral, white fruit and citrus notes.

Food and wine pairing:

Great with grilled fish or seafood. Serving temperature: 8 ° C.


2011: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC-AOP*)

Location: Landes department

Production area: 306 ha (756 acres)

Harvest: 17 400 hl (1 740 000 litres): 85% red, 15% rosé

Terroir: South of the Landes, the Tursan stretches in the curves of the Adour river and on the first folds of the Pyrenees coast. 4 main types of soil: clayey limestone, tawny sands, rolled pebbles, silts and gravels.

Climate: Tursan enjoys a privileged climatic location, oceanic with continental influence. The mild and sunny autumn of the Landes allows the grapes to ripen perfectly, a guarantee of quality and finesse.

* Created by the EU in 1992, the AOP label (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) designates products that have been produced, processed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from that region. The English equivalent is PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).