Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
Region: Rhone Valley
Soil: Limestone clay very rich in iron oxide
Vinification: Thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. Continuous pumping over. Alcoholic fermentation/ minimum 4 week maceration..
Ageing/Maturation: 42 months in new oak
Cellar Potential: 35 years
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne 2013
Eye: Red black with deep dark tints.
Nose: Small black fruits, liquorice and roasted notes and oriental spices. Powerful and intense aromas.
Palate: Powerful attack with important tannic structure. Rich and concentrated. Fully expressive of the terroir.
Overall: Great ageing potential, structured and concentrated with a rare intensity of flavour and colour.
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.