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Domaine de Longue Toque

Gigondas

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Gigondas wines of Domaine de Longue Toque spread out on 18ha, from the ancient alluvial terraces of the Ouvèze river to the limestone screes of the Dentelles de Montmirail. This diversity of soils gives birth to a voluptuous and elegant wine

Gigondas
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2015
An exceptional vintage
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A truly exceptional vintage thanks to the perfect combination of all elements:  a steady and regular growth cycle with no water stress; clean and healthy yields. The Summer was hot and dry but, unlike the 2003 vintage, a constant southerly breeze off the Mediterranean Sea helped prevent the grapes from drying out. 

Harvests took place between the 21st Sept and the 1st Oct. 2015.

 

Rewards

93/100   Jeb Dunnuck

16.5/20   Jancis Robinson

93/100 Andreas Larsson

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Gigondas
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

60% Grenache
40% Syrah 

Terroir: 

Grenache from the "Montmirail" sector in the Southwest part of the appellation. This terroir, located at 150m high, is mostly sandy marl from the Oligocene period. Syrah comes from the "Pourra" sector in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail at 400m of altitude on marl from the Cretaceous period covered with limestone scree. 

Winemaking: 

Manual harvesting. Crushed and partly destemmed. A 25-day maceration period with regular punch-downs and pump-overs. Temperatures are maintained arounf 28° to 30°C. Runoff and separation of the free-flow and press wines. Malolactic fermentation. Re-introduction of a portion of the press wine during the blending process. 17 months maturation: Grenache in vat and "demi-muid" (600lt); Syrah in French oak barrels.

Estate bottled on 24th April 2017
Production: 16.808 bottles; 560 magnums and 18 jéroboams

Tasting notes: 

"Sensational notes of blackberries, crushed flowers and Provencal herbs. Terrific purity, fine tannin and a big finish." Jeb Dunnuck - 93/100 - Oct 2017

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

16°- 18°C - Open ideally 3h prior to tasting

Optimum tasting period: 2017 - 2027
Alc. by Vol.: 15.5% vol.

Roasted "poulet de Bresse" with rosmarin

 

Age of vines & yield: 

Grenache : 52 years / 32 hl/ha

Syrah : 17 years / 35 hl/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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