E. Guigal - Côtes du Rhône
E.Guigal is one of the main wine producers in the Rhône Valley. The property was created by Étienne Guigal in 1946, but is currently owned by Philipe Guigal of the 3rd generation. The vineyard covers more than 215 hectares. They are distributed between the village of Ampuis and the surrounding communities. The vines are located on terroirs of the Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph appellations. The house also produces other major southern appellations of the Rhône valley such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Tavel.
Winemaking is traditional. After a long maceration, the wine is aged for a year and a half in oak barrels.
This wine with a dark and brilliant red color has a nose of black fruits and spicy notes. On the palate, it is ample with rounded tannins. It is an elegant, fine wine, with beautiful persistence, as well as a nice balance between aromatic intensity and finesse.
Grape variety: 50% Syrah, 45% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre
Taste and flavor: Powerful and robust
Alcohol content: 15°
This Côtes du Rhône is best served between 16-18°C. It goes perfectly with cold cuts, game, barbecue and cheese dishes. This wine can also accompany stew, stews and pork tenderloin.