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Domaine de Longue Toque

Gigondas

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. This diversity of soils gives birth to a voluptuous and elegant wine

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
94 pts - Wine Enthusiast
92 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
****(*) - Drink Rhône
SILVER medal - CGA Paris
91-92 pts - Vinous - Josh Raynolds
etiquette
Gigondas
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

55% Grenache - 30% Syrah - 15% Mourvedre

Terroir: 

Grenache, Mourvèdre and a portion of the Syrah 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.

Winemaking: 

Manual harvest from 18th September 2017. 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 25th April 2019.
20 585 bottles, 169 magnums, 10 jeroboams and 10 mathusalems produced.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

"The 2017 Gigondas from the team at Meffre is smoking good and well worth seeking out. Notes of black raspberries, strawberries, cassis, crushed flowers, and ground pepper all emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and seamless on the palate. It’s well worth seeking out and will shine for a decade" Jeb Dunnuck - September 2019

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16°- 18°C - Open ideally 3h prior to tasting. Optimum tasting period: 2019 - 2029
Alc. by Vol.: 14,5% vol.
Sauteed garrigue rabbit with olives
Roast pigeon with ceps

Age of vines & yield: 

Grenache: 54 years - Syrah: 18 years. 22hl/ha on average

"Domaine de Longue Toque has been on a roll of late and savvy consumers need to check out these wines" – Jeb Dunnuck

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