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

290.000 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 2012

eRobertParker.com #216 - Dec 2014
Score : (91-93) 


I think the 2012 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde will be slightly better than the 2011, but both have upfront, sexy, rounded and textured profiles. Medium to full-bodied, with lots of dark fruits, bouquet garni, smoke and leafy herbs, it will deliver lots pleasure on release and over the following decade. Jeb Dunnuck.
 

JAMESSUCKLING.COM - Friday, October 28, 2016

Score : 94

Bottled as a single blend in 2012, this has a fine, peppery edge to the nose with elegant dark-chocolate aromas ahead of brambly dark plums and black-cherry fruits. There's a wealth of richness and power here, and it's so layered and dense. A wine that shows a smooth build of fine and even tannin. The gentle pepperiness cracks into the finish, where there's another warm dark chocolate afterglow. This spent 36 months in oak, of which 50% was new. Best from 2018 and for at least a decade afterwards. James Suckling.

 

Gault&Millau :

Score : 16.5/20

Cette cuvée classique de la maison bénéficie d’un élevage long de 36 mois, en pièces bourguignonnes. Au nez, de beaux fruits rouges (griotte, cerise bigarreau) épicés, légèrement fumés et très gourmands. L’attaque est assez ferme et la bouche, structurée, au grain très fin. Beau vin à double caractère, à la fois sensuel et strict. Dégustation février 2016.

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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