Grape Variety: 93% Syrah & 7% Viognier
Region: Rhone Valley
Soil: Silicone limestone with schistes producing clay soil rich in iron oxide.
Vinification: Thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. Automated punching down. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration.
Ageing/Maturation: 42 months in new oak
Cellar Potential: 25 year
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 2013
Eye: Deep ruby red with dark tints.
Nose: Small red fruit, blackberry, morello cherry Intensely aromatic, powerful and elegant.
Palate: Supple attack with a balanced supple structure, concentration and elegant tannins. Fully expressive of the terroir.
Overall: With all the virility of the Côte Brune, La Turque also has all the subtlety and femininity of the Côte Blonde.
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.