Grape Variety: Syrah 96% & Viognier 4%
Region: Rhone Valley
Vinification: Plots on steep slopes Côte Blonde : Silicone limestone soil Côte Brune : soil rich in iron oxide
Ageing/Maturation: Closed stainless steel tanks. Automatic punching down and temperature controlled fermentaion. Average 3 weeks in tanks.
Cellar Potential: 10 years
E. Guigal Cote Rotie "Brune & Blonde" de Guigal 2013
Eye: Dark ruby red
Nose: Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas
Palate: Round soft tannins. Aromas of rasberry, blackberry and vanilla
Overall: Balance between scarcely perceptible acidity and tannins which add ageing potential and softened by long ageing in oak
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.