Technical sheet:

Grape Variety: 93% Syrah & 7% Viognier

Country: France

Region: Rhone Valley

Appellation: Cote-Rotie

Soil: 7 exceptional terroirs : Le Clos "Côte Blonde", La Garde "Côte Blonde", La Grande Plantée "Côte Blonde", La Pommière "Côte Brune", Le Pavillon Rouge "Côte Brune". Le Moulin "Côte Brune" La Viria "Côte Brune"

Vinification: Closed stainless steel tanks. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation, 4 week maceration.

Ageing/Maturation: 38 months in new oak

Cellar Potential: 20 years

E. Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau D'Ampuis 2012

Red Wine - E. Guigal

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TASTING NOTES:

Eye: Deep dark colour with mauve tints.

Nose: Spices, black fruits and delicate oak aromas. A dense, expressive and intense nose.

Palate: A tannic and racy wine. Aromas of prunes, blackberry and vanilla. Powerful, concentrated and structured palate.

Overall: A wine from a tannic and muscular vintage due to the hot climate. Solid tannins, well rounded by long oak ageing.

HISTORY:

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.

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