Wine Spectator reports that the esteemed Northern Rhône producer, the Guigal family, has acquired the Domaine Les Clefs d’Or in Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe. No stranger to the southern Rhône, Phillipe Guigal started working in the appellation in 2017 after his decade-long search for a prime Châteauneuf estate lead him to the monumental purchase of the 134 acre Chateau de Nalys.
Phillipe Guigal was deliberately looking for land in the La Crau lieu-dit as he, “believes the area produces fresher, more vibrant wines, even as the climate grows warmer.” The 47 acres in La Crau, next to some plots of Nalys and near Clos des Papes, includes a plot of old Grenache vines believed to have been planted in 1896.
To learn more about the Guigal Family, Chateau de Nalys and Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe read the full story HERE.Leading-Vintners-in-Châteauneuf-du-Pape-Make-Two-Big-Acquisitions-_-Wine-Spectator-1
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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.
Since its creation in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, the Guigal family has produced a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terroirs of Nalys realize a dream spanning three generations to join this leading prestigious and historic appellation. Marcel and Philippe Guigal will bring passion and rigour, their family quality philosophy, and the ambition of waving the flag of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at the very highest level.