Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
Soil: Limestone clay & silt soil. Sandy gravel.
Vinification: Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. 4 weeks maceration in vats.
Ageing/Maturation: 36 months in oak barrels. 50% new.
Cellar Potential: 10 years
E. Guigal Hermitage Rouge 2012
Eye: Deep ruby red with violet tinges.
Nose: Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas.
Palate: A powerful and tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla. Licorice and spicy finish.
Overall: A racy and seductive wine. A perfect wine for putting down.
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.