Grape Variety: 100% Viognier
Region: Rhone Valley
Soil: Sand and granite. Traditional cultivation on steep terraced slopes
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation at a low temperature in new barrels (1/3) and in stainless steel tanks (2/3). 100% Malolactic.
Ageing/Maturation: 100% in New oak
E. Guigal Condrieu 2015
Eye: Brilliant clear golden yellow.
Nose: Intensely flowery (violets), and fruity (apricot, peaches and citrus).
Palate: Fresh and round. Rich, unctuous and full bodied.
Overall: Harmonious with light acidity and round fleshy fruits. Delicate and elegant.
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.