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

96% Syrah 4% Viognier.

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

37 Hl/ hectare.

Average annual production

210.000 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 2007

eRobertParker.com #214 - Aug 2014

Score : 91

Classic in style, the 2007 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde exhibits loads of garrigue, lavender, exotic pepper and potpourri-like aromas and flavors to go with a medium to full-bodied, balanced and nicely textured profile on the palate. I like it now as well, but it will continue to drink beautifully through 2022.  Jeb Dunnuck

 

Wine Advocate # 193 - Feb 2011

Score :  (91-93) 

Guigal produces more Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde than any other producer of the appellation. The Brune et Blonde often spends up to three years in small oak casks and is always a blend of purchases from approximately four dozen small growers with his estate fruit. There are about 45,000 cases of this cuvee, which generally contains 8-10% co-fermented Viognier. Even more evolved is the 2007, which offers up sweet aromas of cherry jam, raspberries, bacon fat, Provencal herbs and black olives. This exuberant, flamboyant, fleshy Cote Rotie can be drunk over the next decade. Robert Parker

 

Wine Spectator - Issue: Oct 15, 2011

Score: 91

Lively, with a tangy sanguine edge up front, followed by juicy red currant, pomegranate and red licorice notes that run through the cedar-tinged finish. Rock-solid, with honest grip. Drink now through 2019. 17,500 cases made. James Molesworth

 

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Jan/Feb 11

Score : 92-93 points

Deep ruby. Pungent, oak-spiced aromas of cherry-cola, smoke, olive tapenade and flowers. Then sappy, energetic and youthful, with excellent verve to the black fruit compote, violet and licorice flavors. This youthfully clenched, focused wine really stains the palate. Finishes long and vibrant, with a firm mineral spine and echoes of candied flowers and blackberry. Josh Raynolds   

 

Gault & Millau : 17/20

Bettane & Desseauve : 17/20

 

 

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C

Ageing potential

20 years

Food and wine matching

Small game, red meat and cheese.
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