Domaine de Longue Toque / Gabriel Meffre

Director: (Gérant) Etienne Maffre
344, Route de Sablet, Domaine de Longue Toque, 84190 Gigondas (Caveau)
Tel.  +33 490 123 021
Direct sale: May - September every day 10.00-19.00. 
October - April: Monday - Friday 10.00-18.00


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.
The heirs wanted to concentrate focus on the properties and the negociant firm was sold.

The negociant firm still uses the name Gabriel Meffre and has it's headquarter and cellars in Gigondas. 
In 1998 the company went public, and everyone could buy shares
In 1999 the compagny bought Domaine de Longue Toque and thus bacame the owner of own vineyards.

Longue Toque covers 27 ha. 18 ha of Gigondas, 7 ha of Vacqueyras and 2 ha of Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu.

In 2019 was bougt further 7 ha of Cairanne, 1,5 ha of Rasteau and 2,5 ha of Cotes du Rhone Village. These vineyards are during convertion in to agriculture biologique.

Since 2020 the other vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique.

Estate wines:

Gigondas Domaine de Longue Toque  
2016: 65% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre. 
Partly aged for 19 months in barriques or demi-muids

Gigondas Lieu-dit Les Trois Yeux
2017: 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah. Aged for 16 months in demi-muids

Gigondas Cuvée
Hommage à Gabriel Meffre
2016: 98% Grenache, 2% Syah from 60-100-years-old vines
Aged in demi-muids for 19 months

2016: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu
2016: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc 
2017: 62% Marsanne, 25% Roussanne, 13% Grenache Blanc.


.The cellars of Gabriel Meffre. .

View from the roundabout at D79

View from D80

Tasting room at Domaine de Longue Toque.

Four persons notable from the history of the compagny. Gabriel Meffre who in 1936 founded the compagny. Eric Brousse 2009-2014 director of the compagny.
Jean-Claude Boisset from Nuit-Saint-Georges who together with Eric Brousse bought the compagny. 
Director today Etienne Maffre who in 2014 succeded Michel Chapoutier as the president of syndicat des négociants in Rhone (North and South)

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Updated 18-03-2021