Marks and reviews
Domaine E. Guigal was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis. His son, Marcel, took over in 1961. Today, the 3rd generation is carrying on the heritage and values of this emblematic Rhône Valley family business.
Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, the E. Guigal estate reigns over a mosaic of vineyards in many different appellations, producing a range of Rhône Valley wines of impeccable quality.
Over the years, E. Guigal has expanded rapidly, acquiring the famous Château d'Ampuis in 1995, as well as a number of other vineyards (Jean-Louis Grippat, Domaine de Vallouit, Domaine de Bonserine and Château de Nalys in Châteauneuf-du-Pape).
This emblematic cuvée is a Côte-Rôtie wine made from parcels planted on steep terraces. Around 35 years old, the vines are planted on clay-limestone soils that are very rich in iron oxides.
Vinification and aging
After the harvest, the grapes are sorted. They are then vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The cap is punched down regularly, the fermentation temperature is monitored and the wine is left to macerate for almost 3 weeks. This Rhône wine is aged exclusively in new oak barrels for 40 months.
An almost black-red color with very dark highlights.
Intense notes of black berries, leather and roasting combined with liquorice and spice.
Powerful and expressive on the palate, with a bold structure and concentrated tannins.
For best results, serve between 16°C and 18°C.
This wine has a very long aging potential and can be cellared for around 30 years.
Food and wine pairing
This wine goes perfectly with big game such as venison.