CHÂTEAU TURCAUD, La Sauve
With previous experiences in the wine industry including vineyard manager for all of negociant André Lurton’s holdings in Bordeaux, Maurice Robert bought Château Turcaud in 1973.
At the time, it consisted of an old rundown house, 18 ha of land, only a third of which was planted with vines. For years, Robert split his time between his day job at Lurton and Château Turcaud.
Today, and after much effort and hard-work the property, located 25 km south of Saint-Emilion, is an immaculate 45-ha vineyard, planted on gravely slopes, the house, now completely renovated, adjoins the meticulously maintained and well-equipped winery in the back.
Stéphane and Isabelle Le May (Maurice Robert’s daughter) are now in charge.
Turcaud Blanc is a blend of Sauvignon (50%) with Semillon (45%) and Muscadelle.
It is a very classy wine, vividly fresh with appealing Sauvignon character. Lively orange, pineapple
and floral – rose, jacinth – flavours on the nose are followed by notes of grapefruit and lime on the palate.