Wine E. Guigal, Condrieu, 2015
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Wine rich golden-yellow color.
Fresh and rounded taste of the wine is rich buttery texture, creamy fruit tones and hints of mineral.
The wine has a fresh aroma with notes of violet, apricot, white peach and citrus.
Wine is an aperitif, served with fish, gourmet cuisine.
Elegant wine Condrieu is made of white Viognier grapes grown in the region Kondriё in northern Rhone Valley. Alcoholic fermentation of the wort is carried out at low temperature in new oak barrels (1/3 mash) and steel containers (2/3 mash). The wine undergoes a secondary malolactic fermentation. Annually produces 80,000 bottles of wine "Condrieu".
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.