VinePair columnist Ed Deitch focuses his latest review on the E. Guigal 2016 Côtes du Rhône rouge. He offers context on the region, which produces a huge range of red wines but adds that Guigal’s Côtes du Rhône “is always reliable but soars in the 2016 vintage.”
Deitch explains that the current vintage “is mellow and delicious,” full-bodied with 14.5% alcohol – though it isn’t overpowering. In addition to sharing more in depth details about the winemaking and tasting notes, he recommends enjoying “this wine with heartier foods this fall,” including ”
“all kinds of grilled and roasted meats, but it will also pair well with everything from pizza to tacos.”
“Guigal’s 2016 Côtes du Rhône demonstrates the consistency of a wine that has become almost synonymous with the appellation — and is especially memorable in this vintage.” Read the rest of the review HERE
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.
Rhône 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.