2016 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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VN 90
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, June 2017
Bright orange-pink. Ripe red berry and tangerine flavors and a subtle herbal flourish on the expressive nose. In a plush yet lively style, offering bitter red currant and cherry flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity... Bright orange-pink. Ripe red berry and tangerine flavors and a subtle herbal flourish on the expressive nose. In a plush yet lively style, offering bitter red currant and cherry flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Clings with very good tenacity on the red-fruit-dominated finish, which is given a zesty edge by a late jolt of white pepper. - Josh Raynolds
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2017
The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Rose is another fine example of this wine. From a top-notch vintage, it bursts with red berries and citrus fruit, exuding freshness and life. Drink this silky-textured, medium-bodied lovely over... The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Rose is another fine example of this wine. From a top-notch vintage, it bursts with red berries and citrus fruit, exuding freshness and life. Drink this silky-textured, medium-bodied lovely over the next several months—it's one of the few Guigal wines that doesn't receive extended élevage or particularly reward aging. - Joe Czerwinski
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast, September 2017
Guigal's Côtes du Rhône rosé is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. It's a dark pink shade, rather full bodied and rich. Some earthy, savory notes help balance out the intense cherry-berry fruit... Guigal's Côtes du Rhône rosé is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. It's a dark pink shade, rather full bodied and rich. Some earthy, savory notes help balance out the intense cherry-berry fruit, lingering on the finish.
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, May 2018
A deeply hued rose, yet more lively and fresh than the color may let on. Bright aromas of macerated strawberries with a kiss of citrus and a light note of white pepper. Medium bodied, with great length and lift from the... A deeply hued rose, yet more lively and fresh than the color may let on. Bright aromas of macerated strawberries with a kiss of citrus and a light note of white pepper. Medium bodied, with great length and lift from the vivacious acidity. Red berry fruit takes the lead on the palate underscored by orange zest and a hint of minerality that culminates on a long and lip-smacking finish.
Color & Type Rosé
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13.5%
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.