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2017 Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé

2017 Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé

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$143.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The impact and influence of the Guigal family across the Rhône Valley, France, and all the world of fine wine is so immense, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that it’s all happened so quickly. In a country with such a rich and deep wine history, the Guigal family’s story is only in its third generation. The remarkable story begins with Etienne Guigal, a remarkably independent and both intellectually and physically capable man. He was the youngest child in his family, but as the most resilient he was sent off on his own at a very young age when his family could no longer afford to care for him. He came to Ampuis, half an hour south of the city of Lyon and the home of Cote-Rotie, to pick apricots. In the early 1930s his brother helped Etienne, still only 14 years of age, secure a job in the vineyards at the largest winery in the Rhône. Etienne started pruning in the vineyards and rose to cellar master over the course of 15 years, before eventually leaving just after the war in 1946 to start his own firm, E. Guigal. Etienne’s son Marcel became involved very early in the business when in 1961 he was forced to rush back from school because his father was suddenly struck with total blindness. Marcel has led the firm since, and his unparalleled work ethic and dedication to quality have lifted the Guigal wines to the pinnacle of the wine world, and the Guigal domaine to its status as the leading winery from the Rhône Valley. In the process Marcel brought attention to Côte-Rôtie and other appellations throughout the Rhône that were in danger of being lost in the annals of wine history, despite the region’s distinguished past of 2,500 years as a superior wine-producing area, and the cradle of wine civilization in France. The Guigal firm is extraordinary in a number of dimensions. Primary amongst them is that they will only purchase vineyards that are capable of producing truly great wines. Therefore despite their important production, they own only 150 acres, all in the Northern Rhône. They own overwhelmingly the finest collection of vineyards in Côte-Rôtie, the finest, carefully selected sites in both Condrieu and Saint Joseph, four exquisite parcels in Hermitage, and some of the finest vineyards in Crozes-Hermitage. These 150 acres are truly the finest collection of vineyards in the Northern Rhône, and serve as the source for their estate-bottled wines and the foundation for their Northern Rhône appellation wines. The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhône appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 93 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    Beautifully expressed, this is instantly appealing on the nose showing fragrant aromas of watermelon, ripe strawberry, apple and floral , followed by a pristine palate that is juicy and bright. The wine offers fabulous vibrancy as well as silky texture and rounded mouthfeel finishing refreshing and lingering. At its best: now to 2020. $26.00. NZ Distributor: Negociants NZ.

    90 POINTS

    BOB CAMPBELL MW - THE REAL REVIEW


    A blend of grenache 70%, cinsault 20% and syrah 10%. Dry rosé with raspberry, red rose and subtle spicy flavours. A slightly rustic, gutsy rosé with character.

    88 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    Bright watermelon and apples here with peachy florals. The palate is crisp, bright and juicy. Good balance of freshness with strawberry and watermelon flavors. Drink now.

    88 POINTS

    JOE CZERWINSKI - WINE ADVOCATE


    Like most rosés, Guigal's has seen growth over the past couple of years, and production of the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Rose was close to one million bottles, according to Philippe Guigal. It's a medium-bodied, plump and silky-textured rosé, with bright aromas of strawberries coupled with hints of peach and melon on the palate and finishes with good freshness. Drink up, as the 2018 is expected to be in the United States by February.