Domaine du Clos des Tourelles - 2021

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


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.
The vintage
2021 is a vintage marked by freshness, which is similar to the vintages we had in the eighties and nineties. It is also what we call a "winegrower vintage", human intervention and the care given to the vines were decisive for the quality of the vintage. Marked by climatic vagaries, with an episode of frost in April and interrupted harvest because of rain, this year has indeed required constant investment from our teams in the vineyard. Their attention and their commitment have borne their fruit: this vintage is very promising with lots of freshness and great balance.
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.
The vineyard’s soils are calcareous, with a very specific sandy matrix, which can be felt more specifically within the “clos”.
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.
Grenache noir


Serve at 16°C.
Elegant dark cherry colour, deep and intense. Of great complexity, the nose reveals a superb aromatic bouquet with notes of “garrigue” and blueberries delicately underlined with a hint of Timut pepper and fine smoky notes. On the palate, this refinement continues with finesse, with a beautiful rich and dense structure, enhanced by silky tannins and tasty aromas of black fruit, noble leather and violets. A model of elegance with great aging potential.


"Scented nose of blackberries, dark plums, dried thyme, bay leaves, black pepper and hints of undergrowth. Medium to full body with finely grained tannins. So velvety and poised with texture and harmony. Lifted and well composed with a precise core of cherries and spices bringing vitality towards the developing finish. Drink or hold."
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