Wine E. Guigal, Cotes du Rhone Blanc, 2014, 375 ml
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The wine has a clear golden color with brilliant shine.
Fruity taste of the wine, well balanced, rounded, voluminous and fresh, elegant and deep.
Fresh aroma of the wine shows notes of varietal Viognier - white flowers (in particular, acacia flowers) and fruit (apricot and white peach).
The wine goes well with appetizers, fish and Asian cuisine.
A blend of elegant wine Cotes du Rhone Blanc consists of five grape varieties grown in different vineyards in the Côtes du Rhône. Age of vines is about 25 years. The wine was fermented at low controlled temperature in steel tanks. Annually produces about 250,000 bottles of white "Cotes du Rhone". Drinking wine can now it also has the potential storage for 3 years.
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.