Domaine de Longue Toque - Gigondas 2012
Ref : 469374
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 28 € / liter
2 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 17°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
Recipe idéasGalette de châtaigne au Saint-Félicien
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its ruby colour offers a pure aroma with fine, spicy laurel and red fruit. As for the taste, this wine is typically balanced, fresh, fine and round with a good finish on coated and velvety tannins. Successful.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
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Domain and appellation
Maison Gabriel Meffre
Nestled at the foot of the Dentelles, the Domaine de Longue Toque was established in 1918. Its name comes from long groves, called "touque" in Provençal, once used to delimit plots and protect the Mistral. This 27-hectare vineyard products 3 appellations: Gigondas (18 hectares), Vacqueyras (7 hectares) and Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu (2 hectares).
- Terroir: The Syrah and Grenache are from the land of "Montmirail" on the sandy marls of the Oligocene, 150m above sea level. This wine is also produced by Syrah from the land of "La Jasse" on marl and limestone of Cretaceous origin, 400m above sea level.
- Viticulture: The field practices viticulture. The harvest is manual.
- Vinification: A maceration for 24 days at 28 ° -30 ° C precedes the separation of wines and press wines. After malolactic fermentation, the different varieties are blended and the wine is then aged for 18 months in barrels (new barrels, one and two wines).
Grapes Syrah, Grenache
- Syrah : 50%
- Grenache : 50%