Deep and dark red, shiny. Fresh fruits with red berries and spices on the nose. The palate is full, round and racy with rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
The blend is 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, and 10% Mourvedre. Complex and deceptively ageworthy, Guigalâ€™s CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne Rouge is one of the worldâ€™s greatest wine values.
Guigal ages their CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne Rouge for a full two years (minimum) before release, almost unheard of in the RhÃ´ne. This expensive process results in a wine of unusual complexity, with a substantial and generous palate. After a long maceration and fermentation, aging takes place in oak foudres for 18 months.