2007 Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc
Marsanne - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • VN 94

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Reg: $199.94

$169.94

In Stock: 2 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
Drinking beautifully, the 2007 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc shows a forward, full-bodied, rounded style as well as a classic perfume of quince, caramelized stone fruits and crushed rocks. Like always, it was aged in 100% new... Drinking beautifully, the 2007 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc shows a forward, full-bodied, rounded style as well as a classic perfume of quince, caramelized stone fruits and crushed rocks. Like always, it was aged in 100% new French oak for 30 months, yet at this point, there’s not a trace of oak to be found. Still fresh and lively, with a healthy light gold color, it’s ideal for drinking over the coming 15+ years. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 95
Wine Spectator, November 2010
Intense, with gorgeously pure salted butter, brioche, paraffin, creamed yellow apple, anise and persimmon notes all woven together and pushed by a broad but well-focused finish. This has the length to let everything take... Intense, with gorgeously pure salted butter, brioche, paraffin, creamed yellow apple, anise and persimmon notes all woven together and pushed by a broad but well-focused finish. This has the length to let everything take an encore. Impressive. Drink now through 2020. 558 cases made. –JM
VN 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2012
Bright gold. Aromas of fresh pit fruits, orange marmalade, honey and pungent spices, with a smoky overtone. Lush and creamy in texture, offering mineral-drenched peach, pear and floral flavors and an exotic touch of... Bright gold. Aromas of fresh pit fruits, orange marmalade, honey and pungent spices, with a smoky overtone. Lush and creamy in texture, offering mineral-drenched peach, pear and floral flavors and an exotic touch of candied licorice. Rich but lively, with outstanding finishing clarity and lingering smokiness. - Josh Raynolds
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2007
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Winery

Guigal

The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Cote-Rotie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. Arriving in the region in 1924 at the age of 14, Etienne began his career at Vidal-Fleury, participating in its development and working his way up to the position of cellar-master before leaving to establish his own company. He has vinified 67 harvests in Cote-Rotie.

In 1961, although still very young, Marcel Guigal took over management of the establishment from his father who was stricken suddenly with total blindness. In 1973, his wife Bernadette joined him and they worked together to develop the family business. In 1975, their son Philippe was born and is today the estate’s winemaker. With his wife Eve, he represents the third generation to continue the family business, in the service of the great wines of the Rhone Valley.

Their hard work and perseverance enabled them to purchase the Vidal-Fleury Establishment in the mid ‘80s and in 1995, they acquired the famous Chateau d’Ampuis, an ancient fort built in the 12th century, later repurposed into a Renaissance chateau during the 16th century. In a state of neglect and terrible disrepair, Guigal has taken on a colossal renovation, spanning nearly 11 years with over 100 people working on the project.

The Chateau d’Ampuis has become the headquarters of the Guigal Estate while the offices and the cellars remain in the ancient small village of Ampuis. While their vineyards span the length and breadth of what the Rhone Valley offers, the heart of the winery’s production is still Cote-Rotie, whose ultimate expression can be found in Guigal’s most famous releases: La Landonne, La Turque, and La Mouline.