Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2016

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

Presentation

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.
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.

Varietals
Grenache noir
Syrah

Tasting advices

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.
Serving tips
Serve at 16°C.

Reviews and Awards

99/100
"As with the 2017, the 2016 Gigondas Clos des Tourelles comes from vines inside the village. It's noticeably deeper in color than the La Gille and gives up a huge bouquet of blueberries, violets, smoked duck, and crushed rocks. Deep, full-bodied, concentrated, and multi-dimensional, it has building tannin and a huge finish. It needs time, but wow, what a wine. Hats off to the Perrin family for this utterly sensational wine."
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