Grape Variety: 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 5% others.
Soil: Clay and pebbles
Vinification: Juice drawn off after maceration overnight. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation.
Ageing/Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel tanks.
Cellar Potential: 3 years
E. Guigal Tavel Rosé 2015
WHAT THE TEAM HAS TO SAY:
Everything about this wine is inviting. The dark sunkissed colour instigates salivation before even tasting a drop. A complex nose of peaches and dried pineapple rings is more tropical than many other Rosé offerings. The intrigue continues with a hint of mint present in the glass. Subtle sweetness and familiar red berry flavours on the palate round out a truly enjoyable summer wine.
Wine Advocate - 89 points
Jeannie Cho Lee - 86 points
Vinous Antonio Galloni - 91 points
Eye: Pure and deep salmon pink.
Nose: Elegant floral and fruit notes.
Palate: A fruity and well structured wine with aromatic finesse on the palate.
Overall: A pleasant acidity which is balanced by fleshy fruitiness and body
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.