Domaine de Longue Toque
AOP Vacqueyras Red
- 92 pts Wine Advocate
- 16,5/20 Jancis Robinson
- 88 pts Wine Spectator
Food & wine pairingsRoast Pigeon with vegetables
Roast Pigeon with vegetables
After a dry and cold winter, the rainy spring covered the deficit in water. Strong thermal amplitudes in April and May. The Mistral wind and the rain of end August caused a drop in temperatures and grapes matured slowly. We have waited until the 24th of September to harvest at optimum maturity.
Yield : 27hl/ha
83% Grenache, 17% Syrah
Grenache in sandy marl of the Miocene period. Syrah from the “Garrigue” zone, on alluvial terraces near the Ouvèze river (Quaternary period). This blend of grape varieties and soils gives structured wines, with typical aromas of spice and “garrigue”.
Manual harvesting. Crushed and destemmed. Light pump-overs during prefermentation.
4 “rack-and-return”, then 1 pump-over per day during the 21-day maceration. Runoff and separation of the free-flow and press wines. Malolatic fermentation. Reintroduction of a portion of the press wine during the blending process. 6 months elevage : the Grenache in tank and the Syrah in barrel.
Bottled at the Domaine on July, 11th 2013.
Production : 9.000 bottles.
ABV: 14.5%. Vegan wine.
Best enjoyed at 13-15°C (55-59°F)
Optimum maturity : 2015-2020
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