2019 E. Guigal Tavel
2019 E. Guigal Tavel Clear, brilliant and fresh. The nose is fresh with expressive notes of red fruits and citrus as well as notes of raspberry and redcurrant. The palate is fruity, fine and round. A well-balanced and elegant wine. Pairs well with starters, grilled fish, white meat, or poultry.
90 Jeb Dunnuck: The Guigals have slowly moved their Côtes Du Rhône Rosé to a slightly fresher, more lively style, and the 2019 Côtes Du Rhône Rose reveals a lighter pink color as well as juicy notes of tart strawberries, white peach, and cherry blossoms. Elegant and medium-bodied, it has beautifully balanced acidity and a clean finish, all making for an outstanding rosé geared for summer drinking.
The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.
Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel’s hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.
In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars.