E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 750 ML
|Appellation:||Cotes du Rhone|
Collections:750 ml, All Collection, E. Guigal, France, Red Wine, Rhône Valley, Still, Wine
Tags: 750 ml, Cotes du Rhone, E. Guigal, France, Red, Rhone Valley, Still, Wine
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The impact and influence of the Guigal family across the Rhone Valley, France, and all the world of fine wine is so immense, it?s sometimes difficult to remember that it?s all happened so quickly. In a country with such a rich and deep wine history, the Guigal family?s story is only in its third generation. The remarkable story begins with Etienne Guigal, a remarkably independent and both intellectually and physically capable man. He was the youngest child in his family, but as the most resilient he was sent off on his own at a very young age when his family could no longer afford to care for him. He came to Ampuis, half an hour south of the city of Lyon and the home of Cote-Rotie, to pick apricots. In the early 1930s his brother helped Etienne, still only 14 years of age, secure a job in the vineyards at the largest winery in the Rhone. Etienne started pruning in the vineyards and rose to cellar master over the course of 15 years, before eventually leaving just after the war in 1...
The Guigal C?tes du Rh?ne Rouge offers tremendous warmth, spice and pleasure, but in a decidedly individual fashion. It is, unlike virtually every other C?tes du Rh?ne, based on Syrah, a Northern Rh?ne approach that lends greater aromatic intensity and structure, though is far more difficult and costly to produce in the Southern Rh?ne. The aging also goes far other wine in the appellation in its category, a minimum of two years in a combination of stainless steel and foudres, with a deliberate blending over the course of that time that results in a wine of remarkable harmony and complexity. It is an extraordinary value and a benchmark for the region from one of the world?s most lauded producers.