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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.

Domaine de Longue Toque Vacqueyras
couleur
2017
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2017 is a promissing vintage of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.
Rewards
92/100 - Wine Enthusiast
91/100 - Jeb Dunnuck
15/20 - Jancis Robinson

89/100 - Wine Spectator

 

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Vacqueyras
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

50% Grenache - 50% 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: 

Harvest of Syrah grapes from 7th September and Grenache grapes from 20th September. In 2017, the exceptional ripeness of the fruit, allowed a very gentle extraction of tannins. The perfect control of the temperatures (25/26°C) during the fermentation and maceration (35 days) phases highlighted remarkably elegant red fruit aromas and flavours. Part of the cuvée is aged in barrels and in tanks for 11 months.
Bottled on 28th August 2018
8 507 bottles and 486 magnums produced.
ABV : 15%.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

"The 2017 Vacqueyras is a beauty and is based on equal parts Grenache and Syrah that had the Grenache brought up in tank and the Syrah in barrels. Deep plum-colored with meaty blackberry and plums fruits as well as lots of earthy, garrigue notes, this puppy is medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and textured. This estate has been on a run lately and 2017 looks to be no exception." Jeb Dunnuck - September 2019

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 16° to 18°C. Recommend opening an hour before serving. Best enjoyed between 2019 and 2027
Roasted goat's leg with juniper
Candied vegetables with sweet spices

Age of vines & yield: 

Grenache 26 years - Syrah 15 years
13hl/ha

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

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