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Rhône Valley Guigual - Côte du Rhône 2012

£12.49

The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years.
The GUIGAL Estate vinifies and ages the wines of the Southern Rhône appellations in its cellars in Ampuis. The wines of the great Southern appellations Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône are also aged in these cellars.

Soil type
Varied soil, sediment, limestone, granite.

Grape variety
55% Viognier, 20% Roussane, 10% Marsanne, 10% Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc.

Average age of vines
25 years.

Winemaking
low temperatures, temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation.

Ageing
Stainless steel tanks

Tasting
Eye : Yellow gold, clear and brilliant.

Nose : Freshness marked by the distinctive aromas of Viognier ;white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach.

Palate : Fruity with plenty of richness and body.

Overall : A well-rounded wine with elegance, strength and balance.

Our comment
Loyal followers of the GUIGAL Côtes-du-Rhône will enjoy this wine which flatters as much as its famous red cousin !

Serving temperature
10°C

Ageing potential
3 years.

Food and wine matching
Starters, fish, asian food.