Wine E. Guigal, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, 2006
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Wine of deep dark red color.
The elegant, sophisticated, smooth taste of wine is dominated by notes of ripe plums, nuts and red fruits. The finish is a rich wine, harmonious and long-lasting.
The aroma of wine is dominated by animal tone, which is typical for the variety Grenache. However, it is completely devoid of any kind of aggression was, on the contrary is surprisingly elegant. Along with this are felt in the flavor notes of spice and ripe berries, as well as the nuances of jam.
The wine goes well with red meat, lamb, game, duck in orange sauce and cheese.
Etienne Guigal founded his winery, known around the world today, in 1946, in the old village Ampyui. Son of Etienne Marcel Guigal, began to help his father and work at the winery at a fairly young age, eventually succeeding his older, suddenly blinded father. Marseille invested in the family business not only all his strength, but also the soul. Today, 29-year-old son Marcel - Philippe Guigal family winemaking tradition continues. He served as chief enologist of "Guigal" and has 3 degrees. Speaking about it, Robert Parker said that over the past 20 years have not seen such a winemaker who is so fanatically cares about the quality of its wines. His word is not an exaggeration: the current owner of Guigal - a real perfectionist, and this feature helps it to produce a number of truly great wines. Philip faithful to the traditions laid down by his grandfather Etienne, and withstands wine for a longer period than other manufacturers Rhone Valley. Thus, the elite wine "Guigal, Cote-Rotie" spends in oak barrels for 36 to 42 months. Striving for perfection led Philip to install new equipment at the winery and build a new cellar.
The company owns Guigal truly unique vineyards - the oldest in France, planted more than 2,400 years ago. Another feature is that some of them are located on the 65-degree slope are processed manually. In addition, for protection against insects use only eco-friendly practices, so by guilt most clearly reflect the diversity of soils Rhone Valley.