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Guigal La Landonne Cote Rotie 1993

Guigal La Landonne Cote Rotie 1993

Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

Price: $271.99
Item No. 42295
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Winemaker's Notes

Since I began combining Cabernets from several vineyards for this reserve wine, now almost 20 years ago, I've been citing the expression, 'the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.' In this vintage, the wine gives extra proof of that. Each vineyard's Cabernet had its characteristic flavors, and the French oak barrels added their own notes, so the wine began with the classic notes of ripe cherries, cassis, light minty herbs, vanilla, spice and toasty oak. But it also has a whole other dimension of aromas and flavors: hints of cocoa, roasted coffee beans, even tobacco and licorice. In the nose and in the mouth, this wine just keeps revealing itself. Uncovering these layers is part of the magic of making and drinking wine, and one of the reasons my job is endlessly fascinating.
-Ed Sbragia, Winemaster

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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 Cote Rotie

(cote roh-TEE) The Rhone appellation furthest north, the translation of Cote Rotie is roasted slope, named after the region's very steep, south facing slopes that have ideal exposure to the sun. There are two main slopes, Cote Brunes & Cote Blondes. They are just as they sound, with the darker Brunes soils consisting of rich clay and iron, producing firm and robust wine. The...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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Winemaker's Notes This cuvée's primary source is a very steep, terraced vineyard in the Côte Brune above Ampuis. The soil ...
The wine's deep color is underscored by plummy hues. A complex nose shows deep, fruity aromas with hints of licorice ...
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