Guigal is the most famous producer in Côte Rôtie and one of the finest in the Rhône Valley. It was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, following his departure from Vidal-Fleury, where he had worked for just under twenty years. His son, Marcel, joined his father in 1961 and is now the head of the company.Guigal pioneered the notion of single vineyard Côte Rôties and his 3 most famous wines, La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque are amongst the most sought after wines in the world today.
Marcel Guigal's attitude to winemaking is typical of the simple genius that one seems to stumble upon when looking at any of the world's greatest winemakers - low yields, organic viticulture and little or no intervention in the cellars - in short, a respect for nature and a passion for the wine itself. This has been passed down to his son Phillippe, who is now the winemaker.
What The Critics Say
93/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds
"(one-third new oak) Pale green-hued gold. Powerful, mineral-tinged orchard fruit, melon and floral aromas are sharpened by notes of ginger and lemon zest. Concentrated pear, Meyer lemon and violet pastille flavors show a suave blend of richness and delicacy thanks to a spine of juicy acidity and a chalky mineral nuance. Closes minerally, taut and quite long, leaving a sexy floral note behind." Drink 2019 - 2024
17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming
"Exemplary peach and apricot aromas, thick and unctuous and perfumed on the finish. There's a very lovely fennel note giving complexity on the finish, and no excess oak here. Fairly low acid but enough to keep tension. One of the better Condrieus in 2016. 2015 now all sold out. One-third new oak, two-thirds stainless steel. (RH)." Drink 2017 - 2019
90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski
"Guigal now bottles approximately 40% of the appellation’s total production, so it’s fortunate that the 2016 Condrieu is a fine ambassador for the region. One-third of this bottling sees new oak, while the rest goes into stainless steel. Some may quibble with the oak in an entry-level bottling, but I don’t find it excessive. The wine remains floral and fresh, with apricot and melon flavors that finish with modest spice notes and on a silky textural note. Drink it young." Drink 2018 - 2020
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