Wine E. Guigal, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, 2005
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Wine of deep dark red color.
The wine has a dense and perfectly structured taste with a velvety texture. Taste expressive with the same dominant animal that is present in the aroma. Against this background sounds nice symphony of black and red berries, organic addition delicate nutty note. The finish is long and very spicy.
The aroma of wine is dominated by animal tone that is typical of Grenache. However, it is completely devoid of any kind of aggression was, on the contrary is surprisingly elegant. Characteristic glandular note gradually evolving towards a ripe fruity with spicy notes of spices.
The wine goes well with red meat, lamb, game, for example, duck in orange sauce and cheese.
"The wine impresses with its aroma in which tones kirsch, raspberry infused with Provencal herbs and pepper. Just a box with spices" - wrote about the wine-renowned expert Robert Parker.
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 is that some of them are located on the 65-degree slope are processed manually. In addition, for protection against insects use only eco-friendly practices, so by guilt most clearly reflect the diversity of soils Rhone Valley.