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« Vintage after vintage, the Collection wines have become symbols which perfectly illustrate the family’s ethos of supreme quality. Careful ageing, together with the meticulous attention paid every day by Marcel and Philippe Guigal to the selection and blending processes, bring to the fore the consistency and excellence of the great appellations of the Rhône Valley »
Northern Rhône

Côte-Rôtie Brune & Blonde de GUIGAL

This classic wine of the estate and of the appellation is an archetypal expression of the finesse and elegance of the wines of Côte-Rôtie.

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
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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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