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

About 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 2011

eRobertParker.com #216 - Dec 2014

Score : 91

The 2011 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde continues to drink beautifully. Kirsch, underbrush, spice and chocolate nuances all flow nicely to an elegant, seamless and hard to resist Cote Rotie that can be drunk anytime over the coming decade or more. Jeb Dunnuck.

 

Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score : 90

More open-knit and sexy, with blackberry, kirsch, licorice, underbrush and chocolate-covered toast aromas and flavors, the 2011 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is medium-bodied, supple and approachable, with notable purity of fruit. Also a blend of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier that spent 36 months in new and 1-year-old barrels, it will drink nicely for 10-15 years.  Jeb Dunnuck

 

Revue du Vin de France

Score : 14,5 / 20

Consumption

A 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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