Grape Variety: 95% Marsanne & 5% Roussanne
Region: Rhone Valley
Soil: Clay silt. Sand & gravel.
Vinification: 12 months partly in oak
Ageing/Maturation: Temperature controlled fermentation at around 18°C
Cellar Potential: 2 years
E. Guigal Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2016
"Roussanne and Marsanne are 2 seductive varieties and this wine is mouth-watering. Extremely floral in aromatics. This is a big, bold wine that is elegantly rounded with richness, elegance and finesse. All the traits of these seductive grapes." - Team TFW
Eye: Golden yellow.
Nose: Aromas of white flowers such as hawthorn blossom and acacia. Delicate oak.
Palate: Fine and elegant. Full body, round and rich.
Overall: Remarkable freshness with all the finesse and richness of the appellation.
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.