E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc 2015 (93 VM)
“Light yellow-gold. Expressive, mineral-accented orchard and pit fruits on the highly perfumed nose; suave jasmine and lemon curd nuances build in the glass. Shows excellent depth as well as energy to the sappy, mineral-accented tangerine, yellow plum and honey flavors. The floral element repeats strongly on the zesty, sharply focused finish, which is sweetened by a subtle marzipan accent.”
Whites make up a small percentage of production in the Rhône, under 2%, but white wines are a little bit of a secret specialty at Guigal and today comprise 25% of their production. And for good reason, as the whites of the Northern Rhône are true discovery wines, immensely appealing and complex. They specifically display an expressiveness and brightness while also capturing the warmth of the area. Even more of a discovery is Hermitage Blanc, one of the least-known yet most intriguing wines of the Rhône Valley and in the small 309 acre Hermitage AOC.
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.