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Guigal vineyard flyover

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Super flyovers of Cote-Rotie and a dive into the Guigal cellar. If you didn’t know how steep the vineyards of Cote-Rotie were before – and how backbreaking the work to harvest – this video certainly illustrates the point.  As the saying goes, on the flats of Bordeaux 1 person can cover 250 acres through mechanization.  In Burgundy, where work must all be done by hand because of vineyard spacing, 1 person can cover 12 acres.  In the Northern Rhone, everything has to be done by hand AND the slopes are so steep, 1 person can work 5 acres.

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    E. Guigal

    Rhone Valley, France

    The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story.  Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world.  Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.