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Domaine de Longue Toque

Gigondas Lieu-dit Les Trois Yeux

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Dentelles de Montmirail mountains, a rare geological formation, offers a unique soil to the area called "Les Trois Yeux" by combining phenomena of tertiary and secondary eras.

couleur
2017
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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

***(*)   Drink Rhone

89      The Wine Advocate

95       Jeb Dunnuck

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Gigondas Lieu-dit Les Trois Yeux
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

90% Grenache and10% Syrah, from mass selections.

Terroir: 

The place called "les Trois Yeux" is located at 450 meters of altitude in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains of which it is an emblematic terroir. The soil is composed of recent limestone scree (Quaternary), slightly altered, covering marls with clayey limestone layers of the Valanginian (Cretaceous). The altitude, the north-west orientation of the plots, the particular structure of the soil (draining surface and basement allowing a good storage of the water and its restitution to the plant) and the wooded environment deliver a "northern" expression of the appellation with lot of freshness, elegance and finesse.

Winemaking: 

Harvest took place between 16 and 21 September followed by manual sorting and full destemming. Pumping-over during the fermentation phase and infusion, punching down and maceration for 25 days. Settling of free-run and press wines, malolactic fermentation and reincorporation of press wine after tasting. Aged for 16 months in one-year ½ muids (600lt) barrel.
Bottled on April 24, 2019 - 1603 bottles produced.

Tasting notes: 

A pure altitude Gigondas, showing elegance and finesse.  Aroma of violets with a delicate hint of nutmeg and spice. Blue fruit flavours of cassis and blueberries are supported by an underpinning of red currant, providing lift and freshness. A fine yet mouth-filling presence on the palate with a long, persistent finish. (June 2019)

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve between 14 and 16 °C. Open a few hours before tasting.
Tasting Optimum: 2022 - 2037.
ABV: 14.5%

Duck breast with cranberries
Eggplant in millefeuille
Tatin of candied olives

Age of vines & yield: 

9 years- 16hl/ha

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