Grape Variety 50% Syrah, 45% Grenache & 5% Mourvèdre
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation Cotes du Rhone
Soil Varied soil, sediment, limestone & granite. Pebbles & Alluvia
Vinification Traditional winemakeing methods, temperature controlled fermentation. Long soaking on the skins.
Ageing/Maturation 1.5 years in oak foudres
Cellar Potential 8 years
E. Guigal Cote Du Rhone Rouge 2013
Eye: Deep and dark red. Shiny.
Nose: Fresh fruits with red berries and spices.
Palate: Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine.
Overall: Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
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.