Colour: Yellow gold, clear and brilliant.
Aroma: Freshness marked by the distinctive aromas of Viognier ;white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach.
Palate: Fruity with plenty of richness and body. A well-rounded wine with elegance, strength and balance. Pairs well with starters, fish, asian food.
Grape Varieties: 60% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 8 % Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc, 2% Grenache blanc
Aging: 18 months in stainless steel and foudres (10%).
Awards: 90pts – Jeb Dunnuck; 91pts – Wine Enthusiast
History of E. Guigal
E. Guigal is one of the most notable wine producers in the Rhône Valley. It was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a village near the famous roasted slopes of the Côte Rôtie,with a long history of winegrowing, and today has plots throughout the Rhône. Guigal makes wines from classic Mediterranean varieties like Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Roussanne, although the focus has always been on Syrah and Côte Rôtie.
The company’s sizeable holdings run the length of the valley, encompassing Saint-Joseph, Hermitage, Gigondas, Condrieu and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, making wines in each, as well as a couple of Côte du Rhône wines. However, Guigal’s most notable wines – La Landonne, La Turque and La Mouline – are all from Côte Rôtie, and are some of the most sought-after wines in the region. In fact, all three have had 100-point Robert Parker scores for multiple vintages.