Château Thuerry "L'Exception" - Red
"L'Exception" is made from 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot. The harvest is done by hand. The grapes macerate for 48H after harvest before the fermentation begins. A long fermentation at 32 ° C for one month's time follows - 40% steel tanks and 60% oak - with regular pressure on the "grape cake" formed on the top of the tank (pigeage) to extract the most possible flavors. The two grape varieties are vinified separately.
- Country : France
- Region : Provence
- Grape variety : Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
- Classification : IGP - Var Coteaux de Verdon
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2013
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : More than 5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Thuerry Chateau is located in the inner parts of the Var department in the village of Villecroze. The vineyard represent 300 hectars of land in the middle of the Provençal forest. Jean-Louis Croquet, former head of the market study and opinion firm Sofres, bought the vineyard 1997. The vineyard is regularly visited by Francis Ford Coppola who besides the filmmaking is also wine grower in California. Everything is explainable; Jean-Louis' son, Thomas Mars is namely married to Sofia Coppola, Francis Ford's daughter.
Dark red color with ruby red hues. Aromas of black berries, but also of complex hints of leather, mint and undergrowth. The palate is round, warm and rich, well-structured tannins and a long final. Ready for long storage for more than 5 years. To pair with tasty meat dishes such as a daube provençale, or other meat dishes, also to the cheese tray.