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E. Guigal White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2004

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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.

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E. Guigal:
The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards of over 2400 years old you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, par... Read more
The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards of over 2400 years old you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment. Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel’s hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis GRIPPAT estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage as well as the Domaine de VALLOUIT in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. In the cellars of the GUIGAL estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône; Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône are also aged in the Ampuis cellars. Today, Philippe Guigal, oenologist, is the third generation to continue the family endeavour to be at the service of the greatest wines of the Rhône Valley. United as a family, Bernadette, Marcel and Philippe work together to develop this family owned and run enterprise. The headquarters of the GUIGAL estate are situated at the Château d’Ampuis whilst the offices and cellars remain in the small ancient village, cradle of the CÔTE-ROTIE appellation. The Château d’Ampuis is an ancient 12th century fort which was then prettified and developed into a Renaissance Château in the 16th Century ; set amongst the vines and bordered by the king of rivers; the Rhône. This imposing Seat, today classified as an historical monument, was constructed by the powerful Maugiron family and has welcomed several French kings over the centuries. Lovingly restored by the Guigal family since 1995, this jewel of the Renaissance lives again amongst the vineyards of the Côte-Rôtie; its prestigious past and future assured. Sometimes, in magical places, a dream can endow reality with great beauty. HOMMAGE TO ETIENNE GUIGAL Philippe, remember your grandfather who made wine for 67 vintages with such passion. Each day he went down into the cellars and you, as a child, loved to follow him holding his glass and pipette. Slowly, he made a tour of all the barrels and racks looking lovingly at these bottles which triumph over demons, sadness, boredom and time. His greatest joy was to share, as widely as possible, the emotions and pleasures of wine tasting. Your truly marvellous grandfather smiled upon these bottles and you thought to yourself: how he loves his cellar. But no son, it was us he loved because he knew that he himself would never taste these rare wines, produced to achieve a grand old age. THE VINEYARD The GUIGAL family owns vineyards in Condrieu and in the Côte-Rôtie with illustrious plots producing wines such as ‘La Doriane’ in Condrieu, the famous growths of the Côte-Rôtie ‘La Mouline’, ‘La Turque’ and ‘La Landonne’, Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis, Hermitage ‘Ex-Voto’, produced only in the great vintages and Saint-Joseph ‘Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph’ in red and white, as well as the famous Saint-Joseph red « Vignes de l’Hospice ». These wines have each become flagships of their appellations. In the cellars of the GUIGAL estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône; Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône are also aged in the Ampuis cellars. The methods of viticulture are practised with total respect for the environment. Natural methods of combating parasites and disease ensure that the grapes cultivated in the domaine's vineyards fully express the complexity of the greatest terroirs of Condrieu and the Côte-Rôtie. Thanks to the meticulous selection of the grapes and the application of the highest standards of quality in the winemaking process, the Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie Brune & Blonde wines of the Guigal estate have become flagships of these two prestigious appellations. The vineyard of the Côte-Rôtie covers approximately 215 hectares comprising the Côte Brune, situated uphill from the Reynard stream and the Côte Blonde, which is situated below. These vines were originally planted over 24 centuries ago by the Romans. The Côte Brune, exclusively planted with Syrah vines, is recognisable by its virile vegetation. The Côte Blonde is more serenely feminine due to the inclusion of Viognier vines which add refinement to the Syrah. A sort of ‘fertile museum’, the yield from this vineyard is naturally limited. In the Côte-Rôtie, the GUIGAL house owns several jewels including the Côte-Rôtie « La Mouline » situated on the Côte blonde, distinguished by its form which resembles a Roman amphitheatre. Situated on the Côte Brune, La Turque benefits from full Southern exposure and from a complex terroir made up of shale and iron oxide which lend finesse and strength to this wine. La Landonne is impressive with its breathtaking slopes of nearly 45 degrees. La Landonne is planted exclusively with Syrah. Last but not least, the Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis is produced from ancient plots which are amongst some of the finest of the Domaine GUIGAL. The Condrieu appellation covers about 100 hectares. Overhanging the right bank of the Rhône, this vineyard is planted exclusively with Viognier, a varietal imported from Dalmatia at the beginning of our era. La Doriane is one of the jewels of the Condrieu appellation. The GUIGAL estate also owns vineyards on illustrious plots with exceptional terroir in the appellations of Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. On the famous hill of Hermitage, the Ex-Voto reds and whites, produced only in the greatest vintages, come from plots with evocative names such as Bessards, Hermite, Greffieux, Murets... a hand picked selection of grapes from these precious terroirs are blended to produce, as if by magic, THE great wine of a chosen vintage. In a mirror image, on the right bank of the Rhône, are the vineyards of the Saint-Joseph appellation the majority of which belonged previously to the Jean-Louis GRIPPAT estate. The Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph is planted mainly with old vines which produce classic red and white wines, true flagships of this up-and-coming appellation of the northern Côtes-du-Rhône. Finally, the Saint-Joseph « Vignes de l’Hospice » is cultivated on this unique slope composed of granite where the vines are literally suspended on the breathtaking slopes which hang over the town of Tournon. This vineyard is a treasure producing precious and rare nectar. In total, the vineyards of the GUIGAL estate cover over 45 hectares. Read less
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Member Reviews for E. Guigal White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Blanc

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Snooth User: oceank8
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2.00 5
06/17/2008

Has a herb and leather flavor with heavy tannins.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
1.50 5
10/27/2007

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
07/10/2010

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


Snooth User: ttutony
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3.50 5
01/06/2010

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.


Snooth User: ValerieYeo14
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3.50 5
07/17/2011

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).


Snooth User: Piers
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4.00 5
06/28/2008

Well structured, smooth, medium bodied with intense berries and spice.


Snooth User: dreamsailer
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4.00 5
04/18/2008

An outstanding value.


External Reviews for E. Guigal White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Blanc

External Review
07/31/2008

"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.


External Review
04/30/2009

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.


External Review
07/31/2008

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.


External Review
04/09/2008

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.


External Review
01/17/2009

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.


External Review
04/01/2008

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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.

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