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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: 

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

Terroir: 

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

Winemaking: 

The harvest began with the Syrah on September 24 and ended on October 7 with the Mourvèdre.
The entirely manual harvest is sorted, crushed and destemmed as soon as it arrives in the cellar. The 24-day maceration period is punctuated by frequent pumping over. Then we separate the free-run and press wine which is partly reincorporated in the final blend after malolactic fermentation.
A portion of the cuvée is aged in French oak barrels.

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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