2017 E. Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Côte-Rôtie
Winery Guigal
Vintage 2017
Grape Syrah-Shiraz Viognier
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2022 - 2040
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Guigal is the pioneer of "single vineyards" in Côte Rôtie. From his three most famous vineyards "La Landonne", "La Mouline" and "La Turque" come the most sought after and famous wines in the world. The Guigal story starts in 1924, when Etienne Guigal started working as a 14 year old in the cellars of Vidal Fleury. By 1946 he had been cellar master for some time and he thought it was time to set up his own company. This happened in Ampuis, located in the heart of the Côte Rôtie appellation. In 1961 son Marcel joins the company. He is currently in charge of Guigal and his son Philippe, 3rd generation, is responsible for the production process of the wines. Guigal makes "simple" winemaking genius. They work completely organically in the vineyards, use low yields and there is no intervention in the cellars. In short, we work with respect for nature and passion for wine. Besides the "La, La, La" wines, Côte Rôtie "Château d'Ampuis", Condrieu "La Doriane" and the L'Ermitage "Ex Voto" are some of the domain's crown jewels.

The Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is remarkably dense and concentrated, packed with dark fruit and rich tannins. Impressively deep aromas of graphite, tar, dark plums, blackberries, chocolate, pepper and all kinds of baking spices. It is full and smooth in the mid palate, with hints of vanilla, espresso and blackberries, dried herbs ending with a long, velvety finish. Give it another 3-6 years in the cellar and drink it for the next two decades.

Vineyard for 2017 E. Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis

Maison E. Guigal is a winery with a great reputation. The company was founded in 1946 and is now three generations old. Founder Etienne Guigal strongly determined the current identity of this producer. Before setting up his own winery he collected his first experiences with the producer Vidal-Fleury. Marcel Guigal and his son Philippe are now in charge of the company. The latter is responsible for winemaking and thus follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, who experienced no fewer than 67 vintages.

Guigal is located in Ampuis, just 38 km south of Lyon. Here it has 60 hectares of land in the Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Châteauneuf du Pape, Tavel and Gigondas appellations. The Guigals are now also the owners of Domaine de Bonserine and Vidal Fleury. Since 1995, Guigal has managed the company from the famous Château d'Ampuis. This castle dates from the 12th century and was rebuilt in the Renaissance style in the 16th century.

The wine magazine Decanter named Marcel Guigal in 2006 "Man of the year." Renowned wine guide Guide Hachette takes it one step further and calls Guigal "the best winemaker in the world." Robert Parker also has deep respect for Guigal. The top wines of this producer regularly receive the highest score of 100 points. The 'La La' wines are special. These come from the 3 top locations 'La Turque', 'La Landonne', and 'La Moulin'.

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Côte-Rôtie
Winery Guigal
Grape Syrah-Shiraz, Viognier
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2017
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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