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Domaine de Longue Toque

Vacqueyras

Appellation d'origine protégée

Of the 28ha of vineyards, 6ha are in the AOP Vacqueyras. The different plots are spread out between Sarrians and Vacqueyras, on two distinctive terroirs producing elegant & structured wines.

Vasqueyras
couleur
2015
A perfect Vintage!
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A classic, high-quality vintage thanks to an auspicious combination of the elements: a steady and regular growth cycle, no water stress, disease and pest free with clean, healthy yields. The Summer was hot and dry but, unlike the 2003 vintage, a constant southerly breeze off the Mediterranean sea helped prevent the grapes from drying out.
Harvest began on the 18th of September 2015 and continued through the 25th.

Rewards

93 pts    Vinous

92 pts    Jeb Dunnuck

90-92 pts   R.Parker - Wine Advocate

16/20    Jancis Robinson

15/20    Bettane et Desseauve

13/20    La Revue du Vin de France

Silver   CGA Paris 2017

Silver    Mâcon 2017

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Vacqueyras
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

73% Grenache - 27% Syrah

Terroir: 

The Grenache grapes come from gentle slopes, made of safres and Miocene marls, covered with colluvium, to the south and west of the appellation. The Syrah grapes are from the alluvial terrace of the "Garrigues", covered with pebbles from the Quaternary period, on the western side of the appellation. These natural elements bring balance and finesse of tannins as well as a complex aromatic range going from raspberry to violet through spicy touches of licorice and white pepper.

Winemaking: 

In 2015, the excellent ripeness of the grapes allowed for long macerations and, thanks to light rack-and-returns, remarkably fine tannins. Strict temperature control during fermentation brought out enticing aromas of ripe, red fruits. 8 months of ageing with Grenache in vats and Syrah in barrels.
Bottled on June 13th, 2016. 15,207 bottles and 567 magnums produced.

ABV : 15% alc.

Tasting notes: 

"Limpid ruby. Sexy, highly fragrant aromas of spice-accented red berries, incense and potpourri; a smoky mineral element builds in the glass. Sweet, palate-staining black raspberry, floral pastille and spicecake flavors show impressive depth as well as energy. Round and seamless in texture, delivering supple framing tannins and outstanding power and floral-driven persistence." Vinous Media - Josh Raynolds. 30th Nov 2018.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 16° to 18°C. Recommend opening an hour before serving.

Best enjoyed between 2017 and 2025

Lamb or beef stew

Age of vines & yield: 

Grenache 24 years - Syrah 13 years

30hl/ha

Born from sun and Mistral, between Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise, Vacqueyras offers generous and classy wines.

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