Grape Variety 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah & 10% Mourvèdre
Region Rhone Valley
Soil Ancient alluvia, red clay & gravel on the slopes
Vinification Traditional with lengthy maceration
Ageing/Maturation 2 years in oak foudres of which 50% is new oak
Cellar Potential 10 years
E. Guigal Gigondas 2013
Nose: Intense nose dominated by peach and apricot with liquorice and notes of undergrowth.
Palate: Generous, powerful and full-bodied with a long elegant finish.
Overall: A frank attack, racy with soft tannic structure.
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.