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Domaine de Longue Toque

Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre

Appellation d'origine protégée

AOP Gigondas – An exceptional Cuvée, only produced in great vintages. A beautiful tribute to Mr Gabriel Meffre, the founder of our Winery.

Gigondas Hommage
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2010
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Cool Spring, hot and dry Summer, late harvest date, small crop, particularly Grenache due to poor flower set which resulted in more concentrated juice than usual. The resulting wines are rich and vibrant with great depth and complexity, and structured for long-term aging. 

Rewards

94   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

14.5/20   La Revue du Vin de France

16/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2017

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Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre
Vintage
2010

Grape Varieties: 

  • Grenache (98%)
  • Syrah
     

Terroir: 

Micro selection of 4ha of the oldest Grenaches of the Domaine (60 to 100 years old) on sandy marl of the Oligocène period. This Grenache/Terroir combination is unique within the Gigondas appellation. 

Winemaking: 

Hand-harvested. Three grape sortings, destemming, 1-week fermentation with a daily «rack-and-return» followed by a 3-week maceration. An 18-month aging period in cement tank, with no oak-ageing, to enhance the complex terroir elements. Bottled at the estate.

1500 bottles produced. 

Tasting notes: 

Dark and brooding for an almost 100% Grenache, opaque and richly textured. A broad aromatic pallet with a mix of plum, «garrigue» spice and cacao. The mouthfeel is silky and dense with smooth yet concentrated tannins and a bright, lively acidity on the finish.

“A blockbuster 2010; a full, deep, impressively endowed Gigondas that should evolve effortlessly for 15 or more years.” Jeb Dunnuck – Robert Parker/The Wine Advocate

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