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Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2018

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

The harvest date is defined by regular checks on the ripeness and berry tastings. The harvest is manually picked and the greatest care is taken with the bunches that are used whole in vats. After a few days of maceration, the fermentation starts spontaneously with the indigenous yeasts. The extraction is mainly done by light punch downs. After pressing in a vertical press, the wines are aged in oak Foudres for a year and a half.

The vintage

The 2018 vintage is characterised by exceptional weather conditions. Flowering took place in the best possible conditions, with a historically abundant grape output. A few rainy episodes at the end of the spring complicated things a little with an attack of mildew, but the good weather then settled down until harvest, which took place under idyllic conditions. The wines are beautiful.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2018

Serving

Serve at 16°C.

Tasting notes

Le Clos des Tourelles 2018 has a beautiful deep red colour with purple reflections and reveals a very expressive and seductive nose with powerful notes of black ol-ives and blackcurrant. Particularly dense and concentrated on the palate, it devel-ops a perfect balance between the freshness of the fruit and the complexity of the aromas, reinforced by a beautiful tannin structure. The finish is elegant and long.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2018

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”.