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Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2013

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 vintage started with a long winter and one of the driest ones in the past years followed by an inexistent Spring. The crop development was very slow due to important climatic variations. The winemakers’ work was therefore crucial to get good quality grapes in small quantities. 2013 was a complicated vintage and late but is wonderfully balanced and is very promising.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2013

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 - 2013

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”.