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Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

The story

Vines and old vines from this vineyard, whether from the mid-slopes or from the heart of the “Clos”, provide the wine with elegance and a unique aromatic finesse.

Ageing

We ferment the whole crop (no de stemming) with indigenous yeast. Ageing takes place in oak casks for 15 months. Bottling takes place without filtration.

The vintage

The 2011 vintage is a vintage of contrasts. That is to say an unusually hot, dry spring followed by a wet and rainy beginning of July and then an Indian summer lasting until the end of October. Carefully sorting and destemming the harvest allowed for a great vintage, particularly for the late harvest varieties.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Serving

Serve at 16°C

Tasting notes

Color: deep and velvety ruby color
Nose: ripe red fruits, violet, licorice, mineral.
Mouth: Tannins are present but not aggressive.
With its specific aromas of violet and licorice, its finesse and elegance, this wine is a “civilized” version of Gigondas.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Location

The “Domaine des Tourelles” is located at the foot of the village of Gigondas. The vineyard, which includes a “Clos” directly next to the Property and the village, is orientated north west and enjoys a cool microclimate which allows late harvests.

Terroir

The vineyard’s soils are calcareous, with a very specific sandy matrix, which can be felt more specifically within the “clos”.