Technical sheet:

Grape Variety: 95% Marsanne & 5% Roussanne

Country: France

Region: Rhone Valley

Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage

Soil: Clay silt. Sand & gravel.

Vinification: 12 months partly in oak

Ageing/Maturation: Temperature controlled fermentation at around 18°C

Cellar Potential: 2 years

Service: 10-12°C

E. Guigal Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2016

White Wine - E. Guigal

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TASTING NOTES:

"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.

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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