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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

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

Around 280.000 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 2015

BETTANE+DESSEAUVE

Score : 16.5/20

Dans ce millésime très mûr, la puissance du fruit est savoureuse, le tannin énergique et caressant, la finale fraîche et bien en place. La maison démontre, s’il en était besoin, son savoir-faire dans l’appellation.

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 92

The 2015 Côte Rôtie Brune Et Blonde is a step up and one of the top vintages for this cuvée which, given how good 2015 is, should surprise no one. This beauty offers deep, layered notes of blackberry and cassis fruits, ground herbs, licorice, and hints of spring flowers. It’s medium to full-bodied, has terrific mid-palate depth, and needs 2-4 years of bottle age to hit prime time.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : 93

Much more open and inviting than the Hermitage, Guigal's 2015 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde boasts hallmark aromas of dried flowers, herbs, raspberries and black olives. Medium to full-bodied, it's simultaneously rich and silky, showing fine, balanced acidity on the crisp finish. Considering it may account for as much as a third of the appellation's volume, it's a remarkable achievement and testament to the tremendous quality of the vintage. Even folks who buy and cellar the La Las will want to have some of this in their cellars for early drinking.

 

WINE SPECTATOR

Score : 96

Dark and winey, this is youthfully tight, with a core of intense black cherry and black currant preserves, encased within layers of olive, singed alder, juniper and iron. Very focused and driven through the finish. Cellar for maximum effect. Best from 2022 through 2038. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 23,333 cases made, 700 cases imported. — JM

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.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines