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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
(search item no. 126812)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $119.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Côte-Rôtie is situated in the northernmost region of the Rhône Valley. The Syrah (96%) vine is planted on steep terraced hillsides which catch and focus the sun's heat, giving the region its reputation and name: "roasted slope." A small percentage of Viognier (4%) is interplanted with the Syrah, and the two are harvested and fermented together, giving the wine more elegance and lightness.
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About E. Guigal:

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. 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 career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.

Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel's hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.

In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars.