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Domaine de Longue Toque

Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu

Appellation d'origine protégée

Of the 27 ha. of the Domaine de Longue Toque, 2 ha. are in the AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu. On this plateau, situated between Orange, Violès and Camaret, the vineyards are spread out on an alluvial terrace dating from the “Quaternary” period (recent to 2.6 million years ago), composed of clay and limestone pebbles. Grenache and Syrah grapes planted in this terroir produce rich and spicy wines.

Plan de dieu
couleur
2014
Harmonious & Elegant
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Relatively cool and rainy Spring allowed for a steady development of the vine. Until the eve of the harvest, important work was necessary in the vineyard to ensure good sanitary conditions. The harvest began the second week of September but, due to a rain spell, was briefly delayed in order to reach full maturity.

Yield: 20hl / ha.

Rewards

91/100   Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

15.5/20   Jancis Robinson

Silver   Concours Paris

etiquette
Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu
Vintage
2014

Grape Varieties: 

  • 50% Grenache
  • 50% Syrah 

Terroir: 

Deep terrace of ancient alluvium covered with pebbles, lying on a silty matrix formed by the Aygue river in the North and the Ouvèze river in the South. A soil favourable to the development of rich and intense wines.

Winemaking: 

Co-fermentation of the two grape varieties. Prefermentary maceration during 5 days at 12°C. Pumping over up to 3 times a day. Maceration 24 days and vertical pressing, running off and separation of the free-run and press wine. Malolactic fermentation before reintroduction of a part of press wine for final blending. Maturation in vat for 7 months.
 
Bottled at the Domaine on May 20th 2015
6.400 bottles produced

Tasting notes: 

Dark color with purple highlights. Intense nose with black olive aromas (tapenade). Smooth palate with firm tannins evolving into notes of anise and liquorice ending with a long peppery finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve cool - 16 to 18°C (60°to 65°F), ideally decanted 2 to 3 hours before.

Beef cheek confit
Marinated spare ribs

Optimum maturity: 2016 - 2022

ABV: 15%

A terroir of round pebbles, very close to that of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which started again to produce wines thanks to the work and efforts of Mr Gabriel Meffre in the 50s.

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