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Domaine de Longue Toque

Cairanne

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Domaine de Longue Toque owns just over 6 hectares in the Cairanne appellation. Our parcel, located in the 'Garrigues' sector, in the southern part of the appellation, offers a terroir with ideal conditions for excellent maturity and generous, full-flavoured wines.

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2019
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This year, the harvest was a bit later than usual. As everywhere else, the June heat wave and the summer drought resulted in lower yields. Fortunately, quality remained high. Finally, the storms in July and August allowed the grapes to reach optimum ripeness. This rainfall did not make up for the drought however, which resulted in smaller, concentrated berries with intense aromas and flavours.

 

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Cairanne
Vintage
2019

Grape Varieties: 

71% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre, 8% Syrah

Terroir: 

The plot is located South of the appellation, in the sector called 'Garrigues'. Vines are grown on a terrace of alluvium pebbles lying on a soil of sandy marl and safres from the Tertiary period.

Winemaking: 

The harvest began with the Syrah on September 24 and ended on October 7 with the Mourvèdre.
The entirely manual harvest was sorted, crushed and destemmed as soon as it arrived in the cellar. The 24-day maceration period was punctuated by frequent pumping over. Then we separated the free-run and press wine which was partly reincorporated in the final blend after malolactic fermentation.
Aged 8 months in French oak barrels.
Bottled on July 26, 2021.
6 666 bottles produced.
Vegan Wine.

Tasting notes: 

Beautiful colour, deep red with purple hints. A generous nose offering black fruits, blackcurrant and blackberry aromas underlined by a delicate spicy note of garrigue. Intense black fruit notes fill the palate in a fresh and refined style lingering nicely through the finish. (December 2021)

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 13° to 15°C. Best enjoyed between 2021 and 2028
ABV: 14,5%
 
Toasted bread with rabbit and hazelnut rillettes
Roasted leg of lamb with green vegetables

Age of vines & yield: 

12 years - 37 hl / ha

Cairanne is a charming village in the North of the Vaucluse, standing on a rocky outcrop surrounded by vineyards.  In 2016, the Cairanne appellation was officialy recognised as a Cru of the Côtes du Rhône.

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