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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.

Hommage à Gabriel Meffre Domaine de Longue Toque 2017
couleur
2017
description_recompenses
This vintage took place in weather conditions marked by high temperatures and a lack of rainfall. The harvest was particularly early. If the volumes were low, the quality is present with a vintage of very nice outfit. The berries, healthy, smaller, were concentrated with good balance and very pleasant aromas.
Rewards

95 pts   Jeb Dunnuck

91 pts    Robert Paker - Wine Advocate

****(*)  Jonh Livingstone Learmonth

93-94 pts Vinous - Josh Raynolds

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Gigondas Hommage à Gabriel Meffre
Vintage
2017

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.nesse.

Winemaking: 

75% of the harvest was vinied with whole bunches. Aged in 1/2 muids barrels (600l), during 18 months.
Manual harvest on September 21st, 2017.
Bottled on April 24th, 2019: 2 959 bottles, 563 magnums and 6 jéroboams produced.
Vegan Friendly.
 

Tasting notes: 

"The flagship cuvée is the 2017 Gigondas Hommage À Gabriel Meffre, which is just about all Grenache (there’s a splash of Syrah) that spent 18 months in demi-muids. The 2017 doesn’t match the 2016, yet it’s nevertheless a brilliant, sexy wine I’d be thrilled to drink. Notes of cassis, black raspberries, ground pepper, wild strawberries, and complex floral notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied Gigondas that has flawless balance, ultra-fine tannins, and a great, great finish. It’s a rich, powerful wine, yet it never loses its sense of elegance and purity. Don’t miss a chance to try this wine. It’s going to keep for over a decade." Jeb Dunnuck - 26 septembre 2019

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16-18°C and open a few hours before drinking.
Optimum maturity: 2019 through 2031.
Alc. by Vol.: 15%
Roasted lamb baron with rosemary
Medallion of veal with morels sauce

Age of vines & yield: 

73 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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