The Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2015 and Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2015 were featured online in a “Warming Winter Wines” story for Texas Lifestyle Magazine. Wine writer Robin Barr Sussman recommended a list of reds to enjoy as temperatures dip and noted that the Guigal family “produces exceedingly impressive value wines.” Robin described the Côtes du Rhône as “juicy with ripe tannins, black cherry and ripe blackberry flavors with nuances of smoke, spice and pepper,” and recommended serving it alongside barbecue, gourmet burgers and pizza. The Crozes-Hermitage is noted as a “gateway to luxury wine with an approachable price tag,” with “warm flavors of dark fruit, black pepper, campfire smoke and savory notes.”
Crozes-Hermitage can be considered the gateway to the red and white wines of the Northern Rhône Valley. The reds, which are the majority of production, have wonderful warm flavors of red and black fruit, and typical Syrah pepper, spice and savory notes.
Cotes du Rhone
Given that this particular wine can be the introduction to the entire Rhône Valley for a drinker, as well as the position they occupy in the Rhône, it is not enough for the Guigals to make a good Côtes du Rhône. They are relentlessly driven to produce a distinctive and outstanding wine that drives interest in exploring the entirety of the Rhône.
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.