Domaine du Clos des Tourelles

Domaine du Clos des Tourelles, a place out of time, surrounded by his "clos" of old Grenache.

Presentation

The vintage
2015 was a magnificent year in the south as well, characterized by excellent sanitary conditions thanks to the mild, wet winter, followed by a relatively hot, dry spring. The vines coped well with the extreme heat and lack of rain in the summer thanks to good hydric reserves. Following satisfactory flowering, rapid and regular ripening was assisted by rain that fell in August, producing berries rich in phenolic compounds and anthocyanins. As in the north, harvesting took place under excellent conditions.
Description
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.
Situation
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”.
Process
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.

Grapes
Grenache noir
Syrah

Tasting advices

Service
Serve at 16°C.

Reviews and Awards

Note: 95-97/100
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The two Gigondas releases include the blockbuster 2015 Gigondas Clos des Tourelles, which continues to be one of the top wines from this incredible appellation. From old vines planted just outside the village, it has shocking levels of richness and depth, as well as classic notes of darker fruits, ground pepper, cured meats and Provençal spice. The texture here is off the charts and this pure, balanced, incredibly impressive Gigondas will have two decades of longevity.