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Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2016

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 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhone valley is exceptional, both in terms of quality and quantity, thanks to idyllic weather conditions that protected the region from climatic accidents throughout the whole year.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2016

Serving

Serve at 16°C.

Tasting notes

The 2016 Gigondas Clos des Tourelles is absolutely beautiful, lovely depth and concentration in the vintage, with full-bodied power, fantastic ripeness and very elegant tannin. Superb wine that will have minimum 15 years of longevity.

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2016

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”.