Grape Variety: 65% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 8% Marsanne, 8 % Clairette, 2% Bourboulenc & 2% white Grenache
Region: Rhone Valley
Appellation: Cotes du Rhone
Soil: Varied soil, sediment, limestone & granite
Vinification: Low temperatures, temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation
Ageing/Maturation: Stainless steel tanks
Cellar Potential: 3 years
E. Guigal Cote Du Rhone Blanc 2016
Eye: Yellow gold, clear and brilliant.
Nose: Freshness marked by the distinctive aromas of Viognier; white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach.
Palate: Fruity with plenty of richness and body.
Overall: A well-rounded wine with elegance, strength 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.