Produced with low-yielding Merlot (50%) with Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, Turcaud Rouge has a deliciously fruity nose with cherry and spices; supple with interesting weight, structure and ripeness the palate has lots of clean red berry fruit, plum and hints of dusty cherries. The finish is fresh and well-balanced. Irish Times bottle of the week
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.