Wine E. Guigal, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, 2004
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Wine splendid dark ruby color with purple highlights.
The wine has a complex, rich, buttery taste with a dominant characteristic "graphite" minerality, with ripe, round, soft tannins, tones of ripe plums and red fruits. The finish is long and very spicy.
The aroma of wine perceptible notes of spices and ripe red fruit and spice, tobacco and chocolate hues.
The wine goes well with red meat, lamb, game, for example, duck in orange sauce and cheese.
Etienne Guigal founded his winery, known around the world today, in 1946, in the old village Ampyui. Son of Etienne Marcel Guigal, began to help his father and work at the winery at a fairly young age, eventually succeeding his older, suddenly blinded father. Marseille invested in the family business not only all his strength, but also the soul. Today, 29-year-old son Marcel - Philippe Guigal family winemaking tradition continues. He served as chief enologist of "Guigal" and has 3 degrees. Speaking about it, Robert Parker said that over the past 20 years have not seen such a winemaker who is so fanatically cares about the quality of its wines. His word is not an exaggeration: the current owner of Guigal - a real perfectionist, and this feature helps it to produce a number of truly great wines. Philip faithful to the traditions laid down by his grandfather Etienne, and withstands wine for a longer period than other manufacturers Rhone Valley. Thus, the elite wine "Guigal, Cote-Rotie" spends in oak barrels for 36 to 42 months. Striving for perfection led Philip to install new equipment at the winery and build a new cellar.
The company owns Guigal truly unique vineyards - the oldest in France, planted more than 2,400 years ago. Another feature of vines is that some of them are located on the 65-degree slope and processed manually. In addition, for protection against insects are used only environmentally friendly methods so produced wine most clearly reflect the diversity of soils Rhone Valley.