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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose 2003
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose 2003
(search item no. 76798)

PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Produced from Grenache, Counoise, Syrah and Cinsault grapes, this dry rose is fruity and rich, with an intriguing and appetizing bitterness on the finish. Perfect for informal buffets, summer outdoor meals, and spicy foods.
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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.