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Domaine de Longue Toque

Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Domaine de Longue Toque operates 0.9 hectares of white grape varieties: Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Clairette. The parcels are located in the village of Gigondas near the estate and in the Dentelles de Montmirail at 500m altitude.

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2017
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This first vintage for our Côtes du Rhône white took place in weather conditions marked by high temperatures and a lack of rainfall. The harvest was particularly early. Our parcel of white located in the Dentelles de Montmirail at 500m altitude, was spared by water stress and maturity of the was reached serenely.

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

62% Marsanne

25% Roussanne

13% Grenache blanc

Terroir: 

The grapes come from “Trois Yeux” area in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail at 500m altitude. This terroir is particularly adapted to white grape varieties. The vines are planted on a soil composed of limestone scree over Cretaceous marls, providing finesse and minerality to the wine.

Winemaking: 

Manual harvest on September 16th, 2017.

Picking in the cool, early hours of the day. Whole bunch press followed by a 48 hours cold settling of the juices. Racking and fermentation of 65% in vat and 35% in 600-liter oak barrels. 7 months of aging.

Bottled on April 23rd, 2018.

3080 bottles produced.

Tasting notes: 

Beautiful golden yellow color with green hues, bright and clear. Nose of citrus fruits and white flowers. Fresh and mineral palate with a nice tension brought by the altitude and the soils mainly of Cretaceous marine limestone. Fine and elegant finish. (tasted April 2018)

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Best served fresh between 10 and 12°C.

Optimum maturity: 2018 - 2022
ABV: 13%

 

Roasted Saint-Pierre fillet

Age of vines & yield: 

4 years - 31hl/ha

"Domaine de Longue Toque has been on a roll of late and savvy consumers need to check out these wines" – Jeb Dunnuck

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