Wine E. Guigal, Saint-Joseph Blanc, 2014
Wine clean straw-yellow color.
The wine has a clean, soft, rounded flavor, which is dominated by notes of pear and citrus, with a long aftertaste.
In a powerful and complex flavors of wine felt the tone of white flowers and delicate shades of oak.
The wine goes well with appetizers, fish and goat cheese.
Elegant wine Saint-Joseph Blanc is made from Marsanne grapes with a small addition Ruza, collected in the vineyards communes Tournon and Sarah. Age of the vines is 20 to 50 years. Wine fermented at a controlled temperature of 18 ° C and aged in oak barrels and steel tanks. Annually produces 8,000 bottles of wine "Saint-Joseph Blanc". Drinking wine can now it also has the potential storage for five 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.