Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
Region: Rhone Valley
Soil: Limestone, sand & pebbles
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at high temperatures
Ageing/Maturation: Around 16 months in second wine oak barrels
Cellar Potential: 10 years
E. Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2014
Eye: Dark and deep colour.
Nose: Red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas.
Palate: A structured tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla.
Overall: Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.
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.