Grape Variety: 70% Vieux Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre & 5% others
Region: Rhone Valley
Soil: Round pebbles and red clay
Vinification: Traditional winemaking with temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. 3 weeks maceration in tanks.
Ageing/Maturation: 2 years in oak foudres
Cellar Potential: 15 years
E. Guigal Chateauneuf Du Pape 2011
Eye: Deep dark red.
Nose: Spices and mature red fruits.
Palate: Round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits.
Overall: Very rich wine full of harmony and balance.
The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. Arriving in 1924 at 14 years old, the founder vinified 67 harvests in Côte-Rôtie and, at the beginning of his career, took part in the development of Vidal-Fleury establishment.
The Guigal Estate vinifies and ages the wines of the Southern Rhône appellations in its cellars in Ampuis. The wines of the great Southern appellations Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône are also aged in these cellars.