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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.

couleur
2016
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After a particularly mild and dry winter, the spring without frost or hail, helped the basements to make good water reserves before the arrival of the sun, which was very hot that summer. These conditions allowed optimum fruit growth. The rain fell in late August and was miraculous just before the harvest. This water supply resulted in a perfectly balanced maturity. So, this year again, the 2016 vintage is very qualitative particularly for southern appellations.

Rewards

*****   Drink Rhône - Jonh Livingstone Learmonth

93-96 pts   Jeb Dunnuck

93 pts     Robert Paker - Wine Advocate

92-94 pts   Vinous - Josh Raynolds

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Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

98% Grenache
2% 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: 

75% of the harvest was vinied with whole bunches. Aged in 1/2 muids barrels (600l), during 19 months.

Manual harvest on September 24th, 2016.

Bottled on April 23rd, 2018.

2 959 bottles, 563 magnums and 6 jéroboams produced.

Tasting notes: 

"The 2016 Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre is a bona fide beauty. Almost all Grenache (it does include 2% Syrah), it shows wonderfully subtle oak influence; toasted almond notes accent raspberry and stone fruit in this full-bodied, supple and utterly charming wine."Joe Czerwinski

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

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

Optimum maturity: 2018 through 2030.

Will pair with great gastronomic dishes.

Age of vines & yield: 

72 years on average. 30hl.

“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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