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. This diversity of soils gives birth to a voluptuous and elegant wine
65% Grenache - 26% Syrah - 9% Mourvèdre
Grenache from the "Montmirail" sector in the Southwest part of the appellation. This terroir, located at 200 meters high, is mostly sandy marl from the Oligocene period. Syrah comes from the "Pourra" sector in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail at 400 meters of altitude on marl from the Cretaceous period covered with limestone scree, providing elegance and minerality.
Manual harvest from 21st September 2016. Grapes were destemmed and crushed. A 25-day maceration period with regular punch-downs and pump-overs. Temperatures are maintained arounf 28° to 30°C. Runoff and separation of the free-flow and press wines. Malolactic fermentation. Re-introduction of a portion of the press wine during the blending process. 19 months maturation in French oak barrels, "demi-muid" (600lt) and vat .
Bottled on 24th April 2018. 12 728 bottles, 270 magnums and 10 jéroboams produced.
Serve at 16°- 18°C - Open ideally 3h prior to tasting
Optimum tasting period: 2019 - 2028
Alc. by Vol.: 15% vol.
Roasted Bresse capon
Grenache : 53 years - Syrah : 17 years
29hl/ha in average
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