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. Stéphane is a great friend and a fan of Ireland; he has been attending our portfolio tastings every single year since 2003. The quality of all wines produced here are simply superb and are punching well above their humble appellations.
Majeure Rouge is a blend of Merlot (65%) and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on gravelly soils is aged for 15 months in oak barrels. Velvety, profoundly scented, richly textured and super elegant, Majeure rouge is a beautiful example of a ripe and rich Bordeaux balanced by limpid freshness.