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Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles Gigondas - 2012

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

2012 is a vintage of contrasts with a very mild start of the year and a freezing month of February.
A fresh and humid spring, followed by a windy and dry month of July and a very hot month of August.
The harvesting conditions were ideal. All these conditions make a great vintage.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles Gigondas - 2012

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 Gigondas - 2012

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”.