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Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2014

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 2014 vintage is unexpected for the region. A mild and wet winter, a hot and dry spring and temperate and humid summer characterizes this vintage. An atypical year, a winemaker’s vintage. Bud-break took place very early and flowering was carried out in ideal conditions and fruit set was excellent, especially on Grenache. However, work in the vineyards and constant monitoring were necessary all the way through to harvest. The months of July and August were humid favouring growth. The slow maturation of the red grapes and long vinifications offered aromatic wines with freshness and finesse. The Syrah is gorgeous and Grenache is fruity and balanced.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2014

Serving

Serve at 16°C.

Tasting notes

The Grenache reveals its opulence in this 2014 vintage of Clos des Tourelles in Gigondas. From a sandy soil, this wine shows a great balance, reflecting a perfect weather throughout the year in the appellation. The color is dense and black with dark purple glints. The nose is ripe with great freshness, exhaling notes of red and black fruits, fine oak, sweet spices with a touch of smokiness.
On the palate, Grenache shows its power. Rich and dense, the wine has great balance, sweet and fine tannins with a long and powerful finish. A unique expression with notes of black and crisp fruits and an elegant aromatic bouquet.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2014

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”.