Côte-Rôtie "Brune & Blonde de Guigal"

Soil type

Plots on steep slopes Côte Blonde : Silicone limestone soil Côte Brune : soil rich in iron oxyde

Grape variety

Syrah 96%, Viognier 4%.

Average age of vines

35 years

Winemaking

Closed stainless steel tanks. Automatic punching down and temperature controlled fermentaion. Average 3 weeks in tanks.

Ageing

36 months in oak barrels - 50% new oak

Average yield

35 Hl/Hectare.

Average annual production

220.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Dark ruby red
Nose : Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas
Palate : Round soft tannins. Aromas of rasberry, blackberry and vanilla
Overall : Balance between scarcely perceptible acidity and tannins which add ageing potential and softened by long ageing in oak

Vintages 2009

The Wine Advocate #214 - Aug 2014

Score : 94

Possessing additional richness, the 2009 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde boasts rocking cassis, scorched earth and chocolate to go with more classic cured meats, mineral and violet-like nuances that emerge with time in the glass. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure, with a core of sweet fruit, it too will totally thrill over the coming decade or more. Jeb Dunnuck.

 

Wine Spectator - Vol. 9, No. 33 - Aug. 21, 2013

Score : 93

A rich, fleshy style, offering lots of pastis-soaked plum, blackberry and currant fruit at the core, backed by ganache and singed juni­per notes that add texture and length on the finish, with a terrific iron spine. Should age nicely. Best from 2015 through 2030. James Molesworth.

 

Bettane & Desseauve

Score : 17/20

La progression de cette cuvée est étonnante malgré son volume impressionnant de 300 000 bouteilles. On retrouve la classe des assemblages d’il y a trente ans avec plus de précision et de pureté aromatique. Archétype de l’appellation : seul un grand assemblage peut donner ce sentiment.

 

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Small game, red meat and cheese.
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