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Domaine de Longue Toque

Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre

Appellation d'origine protégée

AOP Gigondas – An exceptional Cuvée, only produced in great vintages. A beautiful tribute to Mr Gabriel Meffre, the founder of our Winery.

Gigondas Hommage
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2015
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A high-quality vintage thanks to an auspicious combination of the elements: a steady and regular growth cycle, no water stress, disease and pest free with clean, healthy yields. The Summer was hot and dry but, unlike the 2003 vintage, a constant southerly breeze off the Mediterranean sea helped prevent the grapes from drying out.
Harvest on the 28th of September 2015.

Rewards

93-96/100   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

95/100   Jeb Dunnuck

92-94/100   Vinous - Josh Raynolds

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Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

Grenache (98%)
Syrah

Terroir: 

'Hommage à Gabriel Meffre' is produced as a tribute to our founder, a great visionary and emblematic figure of Gigondas and the French winemaking world.  Only produced in vintages in which the grapes achieve exceptional balance and concentration, the selected parcels of 60 to 100-year-old Grenache vines are located in the area of "Petit Montmirail" (alt. 200m), on sandy marl of the Oligocène period. This Grenache/Terroir combination is unique within the Gigondas appellation.

Winemaking: 

Hand-harvested. 50% of the cuvée vinified with undestemmed grapes and aged 16 months in ½ muids (600-liter barrels).

Bottled at the estate the 25th April 2017.

2 177 bottles, 96 magnums and 9 jéroboams produced.

Tasting notes: 

"A true blockbuster that competes with the top wines of the vintage is the 2015 Gigondas Hommage À Gabriel Meffre...it’s a naked expression of Grenache that boasts fabulous notes of cassis, lavender, garrigue and crushed flowers. Full-bodied, concentrated and downright decadent, it got more than one “Wow” in the notes and should be snatched up by Grenache lovers!" Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, décembre 2016

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16-18°C and open a few hours before drinking.

 

Will pair with great gastronomic dishes.

 

Age of vines & yield: 

70 years in average

“I continue to be blown away by the Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre release, and if you get a chance to taste this beauty, don’t miss it.” Jeb Dunnuck – Robert Parker/The Wine Advocate

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