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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
2018
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2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favouring a very healthy development of the vines. September then ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for the harvest, with cool nights an warm, sunny days. The harvest lasted for a total of 8 weeks, under ideal climatic conditions. The result is a generous and elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superb balance.

 

Rewards
91pts - Jeb Dunnuck

 

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Vacqueyras
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

50% Grenache - 50% Syrah

Terroir: 

Grenache grapes come from gentle slopes, made of safres and Miocene marls, covered with colluvium, to the north east of the appellation. Syrah grapes are from the alluvial terrace of the "Garrigues", covered with pebbles from the Quaternary period, on the western side of the appellation. The whole offers balance and fine tannins as well as a elegant aromas of raspberry, violet with spicy touches of licorice and white pepper.

Winemaking: 

Harvest of Syrah grapes from 21st September and Grenache grapes from 1st October. The perfect control of the temperatures (25/26°C) during the fermentation and maceration (22 days) phases highlighted remarkably elegant red fruit aromas and flavours. The cuvée is aged in tanks for 9 months.
Bottled on July 25th, 2019 
20 662 bottles and 490 magnums produced.
Vegan Friendly.

 

Tasting notes: 

"The 2018 Vacqueyras Laurus is a terrific example of this village and has a perfumed bouquet of darker berry fruits, peppery herbs, lavender, and garrigue. With medium to full body, a rounded, supple texture, and a great finish." Jeb Dunnuck - Octobre 2020

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 13° to 15°C. Recommend opening an hour before serving. Best enjoyed between 2020 and 2028
ABV: 15%
Skirt Steak with shallots 
Roast Duck Breast

Age of vines & yield: 

Grenaches 26 ans et Syrahs 15 ans
29hl/ha

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

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