Wine E. Guigal, Hermitage Blanc, 2015
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Reviews of purchase E. Guigal, Hermitage Blanc, 2015
Wine saturated straw-yellow color.
The wine has a very rich, elegant, balanced, dense flavor with notes of apple, melon and pastries. The finish is very bright and long lasting.
Sophisticated, elegant aroma of the wine opens with vegetable and floral tones, complemented by nuances of heather honey, peaches and honeysuckle.
The wine goes well with fish dishes, as well as dishes with garlic and cheese.
Noble wine Hermitage Blanc in medieval France was a drink of kings and nobles. Wine is made from grapes Marsanne with a little Ruza, collected in the vineyards appellasona Hermitage, occupying an area of 30 hectares, mainly with calcareous and sandy-stony soils. Age of the vines is about 30 years. Hermitage Blanc wine has great potential storage - up to 20 years. Annually produces about 28,000 bottles of wine Hermitage Blanc.
"Hermitage Blanc 2009 harvest is recommended to drink now and up until 2018. In the aroma of wine felt notes of heather honey, honeysuckle and white peach", - "Wine Spectator" (April, 2014)
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.