Guigal Hermitage Blanc 2007
Rhone White Blends from Rhone, France
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Hermitage Blanc is one of the least-known yet most intriguing wines of the Rhône Valley. Composed primarily of Marsanne (95%) and small amounts of Roussanne (5%), it is relatively rare, accounting for only a small percentage of the production of the 309-acre Hermitage AOC.
"Ripe yet well-focused, with white peach, Cavaillon melon, anise and apricot notes all mixed together, while blanched almond, jicama and white ginger flicker through the finish, with nice length. This has bass, but also the cut for balance. Drink now through 2018. 2,250 cases made."
"The 2007 Hermitage Blanc displays the lusciousness and more open-knit, evolved character of that vintage, and is more flamboyant and showy than the 2006 or 2008. Notes of white currants, hazelnuts, marzipan and quince are all present in this open-knit, full-throttle, full-bodied white Hermitage. Enjoy it over the next decade or more."
The Wine Advocate
"Light, bright gold. Dried pear, citrus fruits and white flowers on the spicy, intensely perfumed nose. Ripe, penetrating orange and pear flavors show impressive energy and pick up smoke and anise nuances with aeration. A zesty mineral quality adds bite and focus to a long, spicy and alluringly floral finish. I'd have guessed that this wine was younger"
International Wine Cellar
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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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