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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 »
Southern Rhône

Côtes du Rhône Red

This wine is of consistently high quality in all vintages. Connoisseurs will enjoy its classic expression of the Syrah grape variety combined with the Grenache grape.

Soil type

Varied soil, sediment, limestone, granite. Pebbles and Alluvia.

Grape variety

50 % Syrah, 45 % Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre.

Average age of vines

35 years.

Winemaking

Traditional winemakeing methods, temperature controlled fermentation. Long soaking on the skins.

Ageing

1 ½ years in oak foudres.

Average yield

40 Hl/hectare.

Average annual production

3.500.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Deep and dark red. Shiny.
Nose : Fresh fruits with red berries and spices.
Palate : Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine.
Overall : Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.

Our comment

This classic wine offers top quality year in year out.
Imprimer

Vintages 2012

eRobertParker.com #222 - Dec 2015

Score: 90

A wine that should be on the market by the time you read this, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone from Guigal is a smokin’ value that offers classic southern Rhone notes of peppery herbs, smoked earth and almost chocolatey dark fruits. Medium plus-bodied, concentrated, with both fine tannin and bright acidity, it will deliver the good for at least 5-7 years. Jeb Dunnuck.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

8 years.

Food and wine matching

cold meats, meat, game bird and cheese

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines