Domaine de la Tournelle

Fleur de Savagnin

9.2162 ratings
9.262 pro ratings
Arbois, Jura, France
Savagnin
Top Notes For
Shengli Hu

Same vinification as Sous Curon except fermentation in tank at temperature below 22 Celsius by cooling coils. Lifted aromatics of tangerine, dried pear, lemon zest, mushroom and crushed stone, lemon rind. Searing acidity 13% abv long finish.

Same vinification as Sous Curon except fermentation in tank at temperature below 22 Celsius by cooling coils. Lifted aromatics of tangerine, dried pear, lemon zest, mushroom and crushed stone, lemon rind. Searing acidity 13% abv long finish.

Feb 26th, 2020
Kai Wright

My virgin voyage with savagnin. Described by the somm as “gewurtzraminer’s bigger, badder cousin” from the Jura. I hear that.

My virgin voyage with savagnin. Described by the somm as “gewurtzraminer’s bigger, badder cousin” from the Jura. I hear that.

Jan 26th, 2019
Renee Bourassa

Sommelier/Wine Director Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

9.4

Tasting fresh and clean... With just a little bit of funk... feeling it

Tasting fresh and clean... With just a little bit of funk... feeling it

2 people found it helpfulNov 27th, 2013
Leslie Glen

Crisp, fresh, with the typical Jura oxidation. Great cheese wine!

Crisp, fresh, with the typical Jura oxidation. Great cheese wine!

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2015
Rebecca Pfiffner

It smells like wet stones splashed on a cold winter night on the eastern seaboard. If the ink that was used to sign the Declaration of Independence had a flavor, it would taste like this.

It smells like wet stones splashed on a cold winter night on the eastern seaboard. If the ink that was used to sign the Declaration of Independence had a flavor, it would taste like this.

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2014
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

Fleur de Savagnin 2011(Ouillé)
Dominant character on the nose is floral, white flowers, mineral lemon, very light notes of white peach & almond.
Palate is bone dry with zesty grapefruit and stone/saline drying character, saps at the palate from the off but has a mineral weight with high acidity. (V good food match - cheese & escargot)

Fleur de Savagnin 2011(Ouillé)
Dominant character on the nose is floral, white flowers, mineral lemon, very light notes of white peach & almond.
Palate is bone dry with zesty grapefruit and stone/saline drying character, saps at the palate from the off but has a mineral weight with high acidity. (V good food match - cheese & escargot)

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2014
Nico J. Snyman

Beautiful reduction, the '14's are really shining for Tournelle, great to see.

Beautiful reduction, the '14's are really shining for Tournelle, great to see.

May 18th, 2017
Nico J. Snyman

This domaine is just getting better & better, really love the combination of reduction/acidity/intensity, really great stuff.

This domaine is just getting better & better, really love the combination of reduction/acidity/intensity, really great stuff.

May 13th, 2017
Benny Riccardi

Sharp. I'll come back and think about it more. That complex I guess

Sharp. I'll come back and think about it more. That complex I guess

Mar 2nd, 2016
Michele Smith

Sommelier/Wine Director Brooklyn Fare

9.6

Tournelle, from the Le Vin de Mes Amis tasting in France.

Tournelle, from the Le Vin de Mes Amis tasting in France.

Dec 3rd, 2015