Wines to Know: GUIGAL CÔTES-DU-RHÔNE 2015
The masterful Karen Macneil features the 2015 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge as a “wine to know,” elaborating that when she first tasted the wine she had a “sudden sensation that a sexy guy from Texas just walked into the room” and “could still smell the campfire.” Karen offers context, adding that Guigal is “one of the Rhone’s most traditional and respected producers,” and that “if you love the meaty, gamey, spicy flavors of Rhone reds, this steal is for you.”
Cotes du Rhone
Given that this particular wine can be the introduction to the entire Rhône Valley for a drinker, as well as the position they occupy in the Rhône, it is not enough for the Guigals to make a good Côtes du Rhône. They are relentlessly driven to produce a distinctive and outstanding wine that drives interest in exploring the entirety of the Rhône.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.