Domaine de Longue Toque / Gabriel Meffre

(Gérant) Eric Brousse
344, Route de Sablet, Domaine de Longue Toque, 84190 Gigondas (Caveau)
+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.
His daughter Sylvette - married Brechet - became the owner of Chateau de Vaudieu in Chateauneuf du Pape
and Domaine du Bosquet in Gigondas
His son Christian Meffre inherited Chateau Raspail and other properties.
His oldest son Jacques got Bois des Dames in Violes and other properties in Chateauneuf du Pape (Valori) and Gigondas (Saint Anne and Daysse).
The heirs wanted to concentrate focus on the properties and the negociant firm was sold to the british compagny
Allied Domecq.

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
In 2009 
Eric Brousse together with
Jean-Claude Boisset got in control of the compagny and Eric Brousse became the director
Longue Toque covers 27 ha. 18 ha of Gigondas, 7 ha of Vacqueyras and 2 ha of Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu.
Philippe Cambie is oenological advisor concerning the estate wines from Longue Toque and the wines named Laurus.

Since spring 2017 the vineyards are during concersion in to agriculture biologique

Estate wines:

Gigondas Domaine de Longue Toque  
2013: 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. 
aged for
18 months in 0-2-years-old barriques. 

Gigondas Cuvée
Hommage à Gabriel Meffre
2013: 90% Grenache from 60-100-years-old vines and some Syrah 
25% is aged in demi-muids for 18 months

Vacqueyras Domaine de Longue
2013: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.
Syrah aged for 6 months in barriques.

Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu
2014: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. Syrah aged for 6
months in barriques.


Negociant wines from the firm as described at website February 2016:

Chateauneuf du Pape Sainte-Théodoric 2012
Chateauneuf du Pape Laurus 2011
Gigondas Sainte Catherine 2012
Gigondas Laurus 2011
Vacqueyras Saint Barthélémy 2013
Vacqueyras Laurus 2011
Tavel Saint Férréol 2014
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Laurus 2014
Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu Saint Mapalis 2013
Cotes du Rhone Village Laurus 2013

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Laurus 2014
Cotes du Rhone Saint Vincent 2014
Cotes du Rhone Rosé Saint Vincent 2014
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Saint Vincent 2014
Ventoux Saint Petrarque 2014

Line of IGP-wines with modern brand names

.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 since 2009 direktor of the compagny.
Jean-Claude Boisset from Nuit-Saint-Georges who together with Eric Brousse bought the compagny. 
Co-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 28-05-2019