Grape Variety 89% Syrah & 11% Viognier
Region Rhone Valley
Soil Terraced wines in the shape of a Roman amphitheatre. Gneis with lighly coloured silicone soil with limestone lœss.
Vinification Thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. Traditional pumping over. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration..
Ageing/Maturation 42 months in new oak
Cellar Potential 20 years
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline 2012
Eye: Ruby red with red vermillion tints.
Nose: Small red fruits, blackberry and floral violet aromas. Intensely aromatic, powerful but full of finesse.
Palate: Supple with balance between the finesse of the aromas and an explosive richness due to the concentration of the wine. Greatly expressive of the terroir.
Overall: A feminine wine with voluptuous silky texture and intense aromas.
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.