Wine E. Guigal, Cotes du Rhone Rouge, 2009
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Vintages and volumes
The wine is dark red
The wine has a spicy, full taste with rounded tannins and aromatic intensity.
The wine is full of pleasant aroma of black fruit with notes of spices.
The wine is well accompanied by a variety of appetizers, meats and game.
Cotes du Rhone Rouge - elegant red wine made from three grape varieties - Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. 35-year-old vines grown in the appellation Cotes du Rhone. Excerpt wine goes for 18 months in oak barrels. The wine has good storage capacity - 8 years. Wine "Cotes du Rhone" demonstrate high quality, typical of E. Guigal wine house. Annually produces about 3 million bottles of "Cotes du Rhone" Rouge.
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.