Wine E. Guigal, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, 2012
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The wine has a deep dark red color.
Very complex, powerful, rich taste of wine charms silky tannins, hints of ripe plums, red fruits and nuts. The finish is long and harmonious.
The aroma of the wine opens very slowly, showing first bright notes of ripe red berries, which gradually replaced the nuances come spicy spices and jam.
The wine goes well with red meat, lamb, game, duck in orange sauce, spicy, spicy dishes and cheeses.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, 2009 - deep dark red wine, which due to its rich, powerful and harmonious taste and amazing fruit and spicy aroma is considered to be the most expressive in the line of red wines of E. Guigal. Old vines with an average age of about 50 years grow on soils appellasona Chateauneuf-du-Pape, consisting mainly of pebbles, with a touch of red clay. To create a wine using traditional winemaking techniques, with the obligatory maceration for almost three weeks and strict temperature control during fermentation of wort. For aging wine used oak barrels in which the wine spends 36 months. True gourmets can enjoy a magnificent full drink to combine a harmony and balance. The wine can be drunk now, as it has excellent potential storage for 20 years.
Robert Parker, the respected wine expert, described the vintage 2009: "Chateauneuf-du-Pape - beautiful and very elegant wine, with a density of medium to deep, in which the notes of berries infused with notes of Christmas fruitcake and spice. The wine is best consumed in During the first decade of his life. "
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.