Grape Variety: 95% Marsanne & 5% Roussanne
Region: Rhone Valley
Soil: Limestone & pebbly sand
Vinification: Temperature controlled fermentation at around 18°C
Ageing/Maturation: Stainless steel and oak barrels
Cellar Potential: 5 years
E. Guigal Saint Joseph Blanc 2016
Eye: Brilliant clear straw yellow.
Nose: Powerful and complex nose. Strong notes of white flowers. Delicate oak aromas.
Palate: A clean supple attack. Very aromatic finish with pears and citrus fruits.
Overall: Exceptionally fresh and fruity. Round and powerful on the palate.
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.