Guigal St. Joseph Lieu-Dit Blanc 2006

Rhone White Blends from Rhone, France

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Item No. 95325
  • RP92
  • ST91
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 2006 St.-Joseph Lieu-Dit St.-Joseph blanc exhibits more smoke, honeyed grapefruit, and floral scents along with terrific acidity and excellent depth.

As always, a tasting at Guigal is an opportunity to receive several years' worth of wine education in one day (that's how long it takes to go through all the bottles and barrels). Marcel Guigal is obviously a brilliant businessman, but most importantly, he understands vineyards, how to get maximum quality from them, and how to make wines, at all different price levels. From his Cotes du Rhones to Cote Roties, these wines are as good as one is likely to find..."
-Wine Advocate 90-92

" Light yellow. Spicy quince, apple and pear aromas, with a potent array of minerals, spices and floral qualities building with air. Impressively deep and delineated, with smoky pit fruit and licorice character on the long, sappy finish. This is quite complex."
-International Wine Cellar

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 Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

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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