Wine E. Guigal, Cote-Rotie "Brune et Blonde", 2015
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Wine of deep cherry color with ruby highlights.
The taste of wine - a powerful, bright, well-balanced, with notes of ripe red berries and cherry jam, with hints of tobacco and liquorice in the long aftertaste.
The wine has a complex aroma, in which elegant tones of black cherry infused with deeper smoky and tobacco nuances.
The wine goes well with game, red meats and cheeses.
Cote-Rotie "Brune et Blonde" - a harmonious red wine from the dominant grape variety Syrah, which gives the wine a pronounced masculinity, and a small amount of Viognier, granting guilt elegant femininity and vivacity. Grapes are harvested from vines grown on two sites: Côte Blonde - "blonde", so named because of light silicon-calcareous soils, and Côte Brune - "brunette", got its name because of the dark color of the soil with a high content of iron. Vineyards are in the form of steep terraces. The average age of the vines - 35 years. Alcoholic fermentation of wort takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature for 3 weeks without oxygen. Then the wine is aged 36 months in oak barrels, 40% of them - are new. The wine has a storage capacity of more than 15 years.
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 "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.