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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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2013
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A cool and rainy Spring delayed and stretched out the flowering period. Harvesting finished lately on the 25th of October. Yields are historically low  at 10hl/ha (0.35 tons/acre) with extremely concentrated and remarquably fresh Grenache grapes, ensuring a very good ageing potential.

Rewards

93   The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

15/20   La Revue du Vin de France

COUP DE COEUR 16/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2017

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Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre
Vintage
2013

Grape Varieties: 

Grenache (98%)

Syrah

Terroir: 

Selection of 4 parcels of the oldest Grenaches of the Domaine (more than 60 years old) from the area of "Petit Montmirail" (alt. 200m), on sandy marl of the Oligocène period. This Grenache/Terroir combination is unique within the Gigondas appellation. 

Winemaking: 

Hand-harvested. 1-week fermentation with a daily «rack-and-return» followed by a 3-week maceration. 35% of the cuvée is aged 18 months in ½ muids. Bottled at the estate.

1500 bottles produced. 

Tasting notes: 

Sexy and voluptuous ; Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and with a rich, layered texture.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16-18°C and open a few hours before drinking.

 

Will pair with great gastronomic dishes.

Age of vines & yield: 

70 years in average

“I continue to be blown away by the Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre release, and if you get a chance to taste this beauty, don’t miss it.” Jeb Dunnuck – Robert Parker/The Wine Advocate

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