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Domaine de Longue Toque / Gabriel Meffre

Owner: Société Gabriel Meffre
Domaine de Longue Toque, 84190 Gigondas
Tel. 490 12 30 21
Direct sale: May - September every day 10.00-19.00. October - April: Monday - Friday 10.00-18.00
Email: Via website
Website:
http://www.gabriel-meffre.fr

Gabriel Meffre was born in a wine grower family, but no one could foresee that he - when he founded a negociantfirm in 1936 - would become the owner of the biggest amount of hectares of AOC-vines in France - more than 900 ha - before his disease in 1987.

After the disease of Gabriel Meffre his empire was divided between his inheritants.
His daughter Sylvette - married Brechet - became the owner of Chateau de Vaudieu in Chateauneuf du Pape.
His son Christian Meffre inherited Chateau Raspail and other properties.

The negociant firm was inherited by other descendants with the name Société Gabriel Meffre. In 1997 this firm purchased Domaine de Longue Toque in Gigondas and made this estate the headquarter of the firm.

Since 2009 the company has been owned by Eric Brousse and Boisset.

Domaine Longue Toque covers 27 ha. Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Cotes du Rhone. 

Estate wines:

Gigondas Domaine de Longue Toque  
75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre/Cinsault. Aged in tank.

Gigondas Cuvée
Hommage à Gabriel Meffre
55% Grenache, 32% Syrah and 14% Mourvedre from the oldest vines.
Aged in piéces for about 20 months

Vacqueyras Domaine de Longue
Toque
64% Grenache and 36% Syrah.
Aged in tank.

The negociant part of the firm is the far biggest part and includes most of the appellations in Rhone.
A well known range of a certain quality is named Laurus.
A big amount of a wine called  "Chasse des Papes" (Cotes du Rhone) is foremost offered in supermarkets.

At the wine shop at Domaine Longue Toque you can taste and buy the full range of the wines from the firm.

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The cellars of Gabriel Meffre. .

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Philippe Cambie is oenological advisor concerning the estate wines from Longue Toque and the wines named Laurus.
 
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Vintages and prices below is from the firm's website February 2011. These wines are negociant wines 

Chateauneuf du Pape L'Orme Chaulé (2009: 22€)
Chateauneuf du Pape Laurus (2009: 33€)
Gigondas (2007: 13,5€)
Gigondas Sainte Catherine (2009: 16€)
Gigondas Laurus (2007: 18€)
Vacqueyras Saint Barthélémy (2008: 13€)
Vacqueyras Les Trois Evêques (2008: 13€)
Vacqueyras Laurus (2009: 14€)

Tavel Saint Férréol (2010: 11,5€)
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Laurus (2010: 17€)
Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu Saint Mapalis (2010: 8,4€)
Cotes du Rhone Village Laurus (2010: 9€)

Cotes du Rhone Les Pierres Bricées (2009: 5,9€)
Cotes du Rhone Saint Vincent (2009: 6,9€)
Cotes du Rhone Rosé Les Pierres Bricées (2009: 5,9€)
Cotes du Rhone Rosé Saint Vincent (2010: 6,9€)
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Les Pierres Bricées (2009: 5,9€)
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Saint Vincent (2009: 6,9€)
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Laurus (2009: 8,9€)
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