The Domaine de Longue Toque operates 0.9 hectares of white grape varieties: Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Clairette. The parcels are located in the village of Gigondas near the estate and in the Dentelles de Montmirail at 500m altitude.
13% Grenache blanc
The grapes come from “Trois Yeux” area in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail at an altitude of 500 meters. This terroir is particularly adapted to white grape varieties. The vines are planted on a soil composed of limestone scree over Cretaceous marls, providing finesse and minerality to the wine.
Manual harvest on September 16th, 2017.
Picking in the cool, early hours of the day. Whole bunch press followed by a 48 hours cold settling of the juices. Racking and fermentation of 65% in vat and 35% in 600-liter oak barrels. 7 months of aging.
Bottled on April 23rd, 2018.
3080 bottles produced.
Beautiful straw yellow color with green hues, bright and clear. Nose of citrus and white flowers. Fresh and mineral on the palate with a nice tension brought by the altitude and the soils mainly of Cretaceous marine limestone. Fine and elegant finish. (tasted April 2018)
Best served fresh between 10 and 12°C.
Optimum maturity: 2018 - 2022
Roasted Saint-Pierre fillet
4 years - 31hl/ha
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