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Domaine de Longue Toque

Côtes du Rhône Rouge

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

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2019
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This year, the harvest was a little late and was deferred by ten days compared to 2018. Despite a particularly hot season, the vineyard didn’t suffer from extreme temperatures thanks to the reserves generated by the heavy rains the previous autumn. Storms in July and August allowed the vines to complete their maturation cycle and to offer grapes with exceptional quality and remarkable acidity.

Rewards

87 - 89 pts Jeb Dunnuck

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Côtes du Rhône Rouge
Vintage
2019

Grape Varieties: 

40 % Grenache, 30 % Mourvedre, 20 % Syrah, 10 % Carignan

Terroir: 

The grapes come from ancient pebbly terraces over sandy marl on the sector of Blovac, just south of Rasteau. This particular terroir brings minerality and structure to the wine.

Winemaking: 

Manual harvest between 28th September and 10th October.
Destemming and crushing upon arrival at the winery. The 24-day fermentation/maceration period is punctuated by frequent pumping over. Settling of free-run and press wines, malolactic fermentation and reincorporation of press wine during blending. Aged for 10 months.
Bottled on July 29, 2020. 9 455 bottles produced.
ABV : 14.5%
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

"The 2019 Côtes Du Rhône from Domaine de Longue Toque is also impressive, with lots of classic red and black fruits as well as notes of Provençal herbs and pepper, medium-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and a clean, length finish." Jeb Dunnuck, october 2020

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve between 13 and 15°C
Rack of lamb with sweet spice crust
Spring lamb stew

Age of vines & yield: 

35 years on average  - 41 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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