Domaine Du Clos Des Tourelles Gigondas - 2012
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”.
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 whole crop is fermented (no destemming) with indigenous yeast. Ageing takes place in oak casks for 15 months. Bottling takes place without filtration.
The Vintage: 2012 was a vintage of contrasts with a very mild start of the year and a freezing month of February. A fresh and humid spring, followed by a windy and dry month of July and a very hot month of August. The harvesting conditions were ideal. All these conditions make a great vintage.
Produced by Famille Perrin
The Famille Perrin is the leading organic wine grower of the Southern Rhône Valley where they occupy the regions best terroirs. Their values have given them a worldwide reputation for excellence: absolute respect for the soil, a commitment to manual methods and a deep belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir. Moreover the combination of talents within the family ensures the continuation of their unique expertise. Nature and tradition are key to the Famille Perrin way and this approach has continued seamlessly over five generations.
Color: deep and velvety ruby color
Nose: ripe red fruits, violet, licorice, mineral.
Mouth: Tannins are present but not aggressive.
With its specific aromas of violet and licorice, its finesse and elegance, this wine is a “civilized” version of Gigondas.