Domaine Guigal was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. It is home to a unique vineyard where vines and wine have been celebrated for 2400 years. Arrived in 1924 at the age of 14, the founder vinified 67 harvests. In 1961, although very young, Marcel Guigal took over the management of the House alongside his father. He was joined in 1973 by his wife Bernadette and worked together to develop the family business. 1975 marked the birth of their son Philippe, today director and oenologist of the house. Accompanied by his wife Eve, he represents the 3rd generation and continues the family work in the service of the Great Wines of the Rhône Valley. Domaine Guigal now owns 75 hectares of very steep, terraced vines in Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.
The vinification is carried out in new rooms for a third and in stainless steel vats for the rest, with temperature control around 18°C. Malolactic fermentations are followed by aging for about 8 months.
To the eye, its color is golden, shiny and limpid. Its nose reveals aromas of violets, apricots, white peach and citrus. On the palate, it offers freshness and roundness, with a lot of richness and smoothness. The finish is all in elegance and delicacy.
Taste and flavor: Ample and powerful
Alcohol content: 14.5°
Serve it at 10-12°C as an aperitif, with cooked shellfish, scallops, courgette flowers, shellfish, lobster, lobster, white meats, poultry in cream or cheeses blue.