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