Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Flat front label of wine
Flat front label of wineFront shot of wine bottle

Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose 2016

Rosé from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
  • WW90
  • RP90
13.5% ABV
  • RP90
  • WE90
  • RP90
  • RP89
  • WS87
  • RP87
  • WS85
  • RP87
  • WS90
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $14.99
Try the
14 99
14 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Fri, Jan 25
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Add to Cart
1
Limit Reached
3.9 37 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save

3.9 37 Ratings
13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 2016 has a wonderful fresh nose of red fruits – raspberry and redcurrant – and citrus. The fruit persists on the palate, in a wonderfully fine and round structure. The balance, complexity, and refinement give the wine an overall sense of elegance.

Blend: 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WW 90
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
A tried and true favorite of mine E. Guigal has produced a solid and delicious Côtes du Rhône Rosé in the 2016 vintage. This wine is bright and lively. Showing loads of tart raspberry and cranberry flavors, this would be an excellent pairing choice with fresh salmon sashimi and arugula. (Tasted: October 27, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Rose is another fine example of this wine. From a top-notch vintage, it bursts with red berries and citrus fruit, exuding freshness and life. Drink this silky-textured, medium-bodied lovely over the next several months—it's one of the few Guigal wines that doesn't receive extended élevage or particularly reward aging.
View More
Guigal

Guigal

View all wine
Guigal, Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Image of winery

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.

Cotes du Rhone

View all wine

Typically thought of as a baby Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the term Côtes du Rhone actually doesn’t merely apply to the flatter outskirts of the major southern Rhône appellations, it also includes the fringes of well-respected northern Rhône appellations. White can be produced under the appellation name, but very little is actually made.

The region offers some of the best values in France and even some first-rate and age-worthy reds. Red varieties include most of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape varieties like Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Counoise, as well as Carignan. White grapes grown include Grenache blanc, Roussanne and Viognier, among others.

Rosé Wine

View all wine

Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. It is produced throughout the world from a vast array of grape varieties, but the most successful sources are California, southern France (particularly Provence), and parts of Spain and Italy.

Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color will depend on the grape variety and the winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta. These wines are typically fresh and fruity, fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to preserve the primary aromas and flavors. Most rosé, with a few notable exceptions, should be drunk rather young, within a few years of the vintage.

YNG221390_2016 Item# 208449