E. Guigal White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2004
Soil type Varied soil, sediment, limestone, granite. Pebbles and Alluvia. Grape variety 55% syrah, 35% mourvedre, 8% grenache, 2% others Average age of vines 35 years. Winemaking Traditional winemakeing methods, temperature controlled fermentation. Long soaking on the skins. Maturation 1 ½ years in oak foudres. Average yield 41 Hl / hectare Average annual production 2.500.000 bottles. Tasting * Eye : Deep and dark red. Shiny. * Nose : Fresh fruits with red berries and spices. * Palate : Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine. * Overall : Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit. Serving temperature 16°C to 18°C. Ageing potential 8 years. Food and wine matching cold meats, meat, game bird and cheese Winemakers tip This classic wine offers top quality year in year out.
Has a herb and leather flavor with heavy tannins.
While there's nothing wrong with it, its just a plain insipid white. Some acidity and crispness on the attack, barely any fruits and a warm, if short, finish. Functional only.
Funky up front. Barnyard nose with hints of cocoa and strong espresso. Big espresso on the palate with roasted cocoa and other coffee tones. - Schreiner's Winers 7/9/10
Nose of dusty earth with fruity notes of blackberry and other dark berry fruits. Nice level of acidity shows in this wine. The overall balance between the various elements of the wine is fairly decent. The wine did seem to come up a bit thin on the body and mouthfeel especially at first, but it got a little better as the evening went on. In summary, this was not a bad wine by any stretch, but there were some areas where it came up just a bit short of where I wanted it to be.
Deep ruby red in colour, rich in berries, hint of spice, elegant and bit mellow on palate, long finish. Medium tannins. This wine was accompanied with Northern Indian cuisine at The Rang Mahal (RWS).
Well structured, smooth, medium bodied with intense berries and spice.
An outstanding value.
External Reviews for E. Guigal White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Blanc
"La Turque" gives the aromatic beauty of "La Mouline" alongside the power of "La Landonne." Aged for 42 months in small, new oak casks, "La Turque" had astounding cellar potential.
Again, excellence in winemaking has produced this tasty Côtes du Rhône. The négociant firm of Guigal makes some of the finest wines of the Rhône valley.
In 1978, Marcel Guigal introduced the first vintage of "La Landonne," a small and propitiously located parcel in the Côte-Brune subregion of Côte-Rôtie. More structured and brooding than Guigal's famed "La Mouline," "La Landonne" is truly a wine for the ages.
Wine Tasting NotesDeep, very dark color. Spicy with small soft fruit and delicate woody aromas. A huge, tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla. A harmonious balance between an imperceptible acidity and strongly present tannins mellowed by prolonged refining in the wood.
Dunkle, rubinrote Farbe. Duft von Gewürzen, roten kleinen Früchten und delikaten Holzaromen. Wein mit Aromen von Himbeeren, Brombeeren und Vanille, mit runden Taninen und schönem Schmelz Ausbau während 36 Monaten in Eichenholzfässern, davon 60% in neuen Fässern.
Food Pairings for E. Guigal White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Blanc
Dietary Information: Organic
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