Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2012

Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

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Item No. 127003
  • ST89
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Golden yellow color bright and clear. On the nose, the wine is marked with freshness by very distinct aromas of Viognier. Aromas of white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach. Fruity wine with a lot of fat and wealth. This is a full wine combining elegance, power and balance.

Blend: 65% Viognier and 15% Roussanne, with Marsanne and tiny bits of Clairette and Bourboulenc

Critical Acclaim

"Pale yellow. Fresh peach and white flowers on the spice-accented nose; really showing its viognier component today. Fleshy orchard and pit fruit flavors are firmed by a tangy orange zest quality picking up a smoky quality with air. Closes on a lively, stony note, with good energy and lingering floral and ginger notes. "
89 Points

Learn About Guigal Map ItMap It

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. 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...

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Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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Learn About Rhone White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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