Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2007
Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France
- Ships Mon, Mar 17Ships Mon, Mar 17
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.
Produced only in exceptional vintages, the Ermitage Ex-Voto is the expression of a sincere desire to own vines in the Hermitage appellation and to produce an exceptional wine which reflects the soul of this prestigious appellation of the Rhône Valley.
"Intense, with gorgeously pure salted butter, brioche, paraffin,
creamed yellow apple, anise and persimmon notes all woven
together and pushed by a broad but well-focused finish. This has
the length to let everything take an encore. Impressive. Drink now
"As I mentioned above, Guigal is not sure if he will offer a Hermitage Ex-Voto blanc in 2007. The barrel samples I tasted revealed a honeyed ripeness, spicy new oak, and outstanding concentration, but at this stage, it appears this wine will never achieve the high quality of the 2005, 2003, or 2001, much less the 2006.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points
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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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(EHR-me-tahj) and Crozés-Hermitage (krohz EHR-me-tahj)
The hill of Hermitage is something to be seen. It is a hill (just one hill) of only about 300 acres, with carefully terraced vines in granite based-soil. The soils of the hill are plotted to make sure that the best variety is planted in the best plot of soil, and the wines reflect those decisions. The hill is...
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