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


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


36 months in oak barrels - 50% new oak

Average yield

37 Hl/ hectare.

Average annual production

290.000 bottles.


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.


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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