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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
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2015
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An ideal vintage thanks to the perfect combination of all the elements: a regular growth, no water stress, no diseases, nice yields and fresh, fruit and very balanced wines. The summer was very hot, but unlike 2003, a steady southerly wind helped prevent grapes from drying out.
Harvested on September 10th 2015.
Rewards

86-89/100  The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

89/100  Tasted 100% Blind - A Larsson

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Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

50% Grenache

50% Syrah 

Terroir: 

The vines lie on the large terrace of alluvial deposits (pebbles) from the Quaternary period with a silty matrix formed by the Aygue river to the North and by the Ouvèze river to the South.

Winemaking: 

Crushing and de-stemming of the harvest. Cold pre-fermentary maceration for 5 days. Fermentation and maceration of the two grape varieties during 24 days. Ageing in vats for 7 months.

Bottled on May 31st 2016.

10,938 bottles produced.

Tasting notes: 

The style is intense and unctuous with a nose of black cherry and spice. Well balanced and generous with fresh fruits flavours (blueberry, blacberry) and soft tannins.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16-18°C, ideally decanted 2 to 3 hours before tasting.

Optimum maturity: 2017 - 2023

 

Beef tartar
Traditional Ardechoise caillette

Wild mushrooms risotto

 

Degré : 13,5%

Age of vines & yield: 

9 years - 40hl/ha

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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