This week’s Capital Gazette explores distinctive wines from both the Northern and Southern Rhone, including the E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Cote-Rotie 2016.
The writers describe the wine as “delightful,” exhibiting a “youthful, bright lightness that tamed the syrah in the blend perhaps, in part, due to the addition of 4 percent viognier.” Continuing, “Pure berry fruit flavors a hint of bacon fat, as well as pretty apparent acidity, created a terrific package. Delightful now but it has the potential for extended aging.” Read the full story HERE
Guigal is synonymous with the Côte-Rôtie area, for bringing this great wine region to prominence, and for owning three times as much land as next largest land-owner, vinifying 1/3 of the total appellation, and unquestionably holding the finest sites in this tiny, special area. The incredible Syrah from this area, co-fermented with a touch of Viognier, has tremendously balanced concentration, depth and finesse.
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.