Wine E. Guigal, Saint-Joseph Rouge, 2014
The wine is dark red with purple highlights.
Fresh, fruity wine shows round tannins and a flexible structure.
The aroma of wine is filled with bright notes of red fruit and oak tones.
Wine is served to meat dishes, it is recommended in combination with cheese.
Red wine Saint-Joseph Rouge is made from Syrah grapes grown in vineyards communes Turno (Tournon) and Sarah (Sarras) on lime-sand soils with sufficient gravel. Age of the vines is 20 to 50 years. Yields are manually sorted berries and then subjected to a fermentation tank of stainless steel at a high temperature. Aged wine in old oak barrels for 24 months. In 2010 was issued 170 thousand bottles of Saint-Joseph Rouge. The wine can be drunk now, and it has good potential storage for 10 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.