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Domaine de Longue Toque

Gigondas Lieu-dit Les Plâtrières

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Gigondas wines of Domaine de Longue Toque spread out on 18ha, from the ancient alluvial terraces of the Ouvèze river to the limestone screes of the Dentelles de Montmirail.

couleur
2018
Balanced and aromatic
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2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favouring a very healthy development of the vines. September then ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for the harvest, with cool nights an warm, sunny days. The harvest lasted for a total of 8 weeks, under ideal climatic conditions. The result is a generous and elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superb balance.
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Gigondas Lieu-dit Les Plâtrières
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

74% Grenache, 13% Syrah & 13% Mourvedre

Terroir: 

The place called "Les Plâtrières" is located at 200 m in altitude in the south-west of the appellation. The presence of deposits of gypsum (plaster stone) nearly gave it its name. This Triassic rock played a major role in the formation of the Dentelles de Montmirail massif at the start of the Tertiary era. The soil of our plots (an islet of 8 ha) is made up of Oligocene clay sands covered with Triassic limestone scree. The moderate altitude, the south-western orientation of the plots, the particular composition of the soil (rich in clays and trace elements) and the wooded environment (Aleppo pines) deliver a “southern” a powerfull expression of the appellation with Provencal aromas (pines, garrigue, aromatic plants) and salinity.

Winemaking: 

Manual harvest took place between 15 September and 25 followed by manual sorting and full destemming. A 25-day maceration period. 18 months maturation in ½ muids (600l) and oak barrels (228l).
Bottled on 21st April 2020.
1.666 bottles produced.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Open a few hours before tasting
Serve at 13-15°C
Alc. by Vol.:  15.5%

Roast duck breast
Matured rib of beef
Candied vegetable pie
Chocolat desserts

Age of vines & yield: 

23 years - 13hl/ha

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