Why is this Wine so Yummy?
The vines, average 35 years of age, and, are mainly on steep slopes from the villages of Gervans, Mercurol, Larnage et Crozes-Hermitage.
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at high temperatures. 3 weeks maceration in vats. With 18 months in oak barrels. Which not evident at all in the final wine.
Guigal is one of those epic wineries that can make a bucket load of Côte du Rhône, put it on the shelf at around $20 a bottle, when many would be happy to pay $30, and, at the same time makes some of the word most unique wines. They have a built a legacy and in so doing dragged Côte-Rôtie from near ruin to the very pinnacle of the wine world.
The decision to drive quality release the La La’s drew focus and investment to the region, today it is a vibrant, growing, and making superb wines of real personality.
Where in the World are They?
Crozes-Hermitage rest in the Northern Rhône above Hermitage.