Original
363 Ratings
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone
$19.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Traditional winemakeing methods, temperature controlled fermentation. Long soaking on the skins. Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) 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 read more...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. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07