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Winery Domaine des Tourelles from Lebanon

Winery Domaine des Tourelles from Lebanon
When François-Eugène Brun set the foundation for Domaine des Tourelles around 150 years ago and had at that time no idea what it would become in the later years.
François-Eugène Brunin the military
He was born French and recruited by an Ottoman company as a young military engineer set to work on the construction of the Beirut-Damascus road. So François-Eugène went to Lebanon at the age of 24, where he settled in the village of Chtoura, which was on the edge of the Bekaa valley.
He was enchanted by the beauty of the landscape, which reminded him of his homeland. In 1868, he founded the Domaine des Tourelles, which is in fact Lebanon's oldest commercial winery. Château Ksara is older, not able to sell their wines yet.
Landscape and vines in Lebanon
Awards and brands
The high quality standard allowed the company to flourish quickly - the Arak Brun in particular, which became famous all around the world. Brun's passion earned him numerous awards (gold, silver and bronze) at international competitions at the very first stages of his adventure.
Dynasty of the Bruns expired when the last grandson died in the year 2000. Nayla Kanaan Issa-el-Khoury, a cousin of the widow, and Elie F. Issa acquired the estate. Both were keen to continue the philosophy of the Brun family and invested 200,000 dollars in technical equipment while employing a French cellar master until 2009.
Brun Dinasty
Faouzi E. Issa
And from then on Faouzi E. Issa, son of Elie, became the winemaker of Domaine des Tourelles. Together with his sister Christiane and Emilie Issa-el-Khoury, he runs and develops the family business. Faouzi was trained as an agricultural engineer at the American University of Beirut and then studied oenology in Montpellier. Faouzi introduced some innovations when he returned to Lebanon, but sticks strictly to the philosophy and quality standard of the domaine.
He likes to work with the old concrete tanks and is enthusiastic about the yeast cultures on the walls and ceilings of the cellar. He vinifies in the traditional way with a minimal amount of sulphur and without any fining or filtering. They produce four red and two white wines as well as one rosé.
Harvest & Production
Arak Brun
And of course we have to mention the famous "Arack Brun", which today still accounts for 50% of their total production (150,000 bottles per year). By the way, it is the only Arak in the world to be granted a five year maturing period, spent in traditional clay jugs. The Oranjaline Triple Sec - a delicious orange liqueur made according to a well-kept, top secret recipe - is also worth trying. Its a poem, if someone serves it drop by drop with dark chocolate!
Garden of Domaine des Tourelles
Wine press of Domaine des Tourelles
Production of Domaine des Tourelles
Vineyards of Domaine des Tourelles

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Arak Brun

€35.00

(50,00 € pro Liter)

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This arak is made from alcohol of grapes and is one of the most famous arak varieties in the world. It is distilled in the hundred-year-old cellar of Domaine des Tourelles and is traditionally processed in a three-step distillation with aniseed.

Marquis des Beys 2012 of Domaine des Tourelles from the Lebanon

Marquis des Beys 2012

€28.90

(38,53 € pro Liter)

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A unique red wine with a dense purple-red colour. This wine evokes an exciting bouquetof black currants, blackberries, boysenberries, black cherries, licorice and ceder wood. The palate is well-structured and develops a concentrated aroma of fruits and integrated tannins with spicy notes of oak wood. The finish is long and aromatic.

Rose 2015 of Domaine des Tourelles from the Lebanon

Rose 2015

€10.90

(14,53 € pro Liter)

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This summerly rosé wine has a intensive rose colour with orange highlights. In the nose an explosive bouquet of wild berries and tropical fruits. Creamy, but fresh on the palate with distinct aromas of summer beeries, notes of brandied cherries and an elegant finish.

Rouge 2010 of Domaine des Tourelles from the Lebanon

Rouge 2010

€16.90

(22,53 € pro Liter)

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A honest wine with a ruby red colour and vivid reflections. A distinct scent of dark berries, raspberry, cinnamon and morello cherries in the nose. Juicy, dry and smooth on the palate with notes liquorice and chocolate rounded by a fruity finish. An uncomplicated wine for many occasions.

Rouge 2013 of Domaine des Tourelles from the Lebanon

Rouge 2013

€14.90

(19,87 € pro Liter)

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A honest wine with a ruby red colour and vivid reflections. A distinct scent of dark berries, raspberry, cinnamon and morello cherries in the nose. Juicy, dry and smooth on the palate with notes liquorice and chocolate rounded by a fruity finish. An uncomplicated wine for many occasions.

Rouge des Tourelles 2011 of Domaine des Tourelles from the Lebanon

Rouge des Tourelles 2011

€14.90

(19,87 € pro Liter)

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A honest wine with a ruby red colour and vivid reflections. A distinct scent of dark berries, raspberry, cinnamon and morello cherries in the nose. Juicy, dry and smooth on the palate with notes liquorice and chocolate rounded by a fruity finish. An uncomplicated wine for many occasions.

Syrah du Liban 2011 of Domaine des Tourelles from the Lebanon

Syrah du Liban 2011

€44.50

(59,33 € pro Liter)

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This wine, spicy in character, creates a real firework in the mouth before ending with a note that is elegant, flowery and balanced. The vine parcels of this wine have been carefully selected from high altitude Lebanese mountains to make it a very pleasurable delight to savor.