2021 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé
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 the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley, they 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.
The Guigal family has been making serious dry rosé wines since the 1940’s. The wine is irresistibly fresh, bursts with red fruits and yet is serious and totally satisfying.
In the glass the color is a brilliant deep salmon pink. The aromas are expressive out of the glass revealing fresh cut strawberries, red currant, citrus and a hint of raspberry and stone. This rosè is full bodied and is Grenache-based with a blend of Cinsault and Syrah. The palate is fruity, round, and the flavors are finely wounded throughout a mouthwatering feel. This rosè is intense and concentrated enough to drink with most cuisines or as an aperitif in the fall and winter.
By Perry Miroballi