E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge (Red Blend)

This wine is awesome, especially for the price.

Côtes du Rhône is a red blend from the Rhône region of France. What’s especially unique about E. Guigal is their unique approach to the grape selection process that goes into each vintage. Over the past three decades, E. Guigal has chosen Syrah as their primary grape for the blend, whereas most Côtes du Rhône producers choose Grenache, a cheaper grape to grow in the region. E. Guigal primarily uses Syrah for its richer structure and aromatics.

E. Guigal also has a strict selection process for the grapes that go into each bottle. Only one percent of grapes from top wine producers of the region are used in Côtes du Rhône Rouge! Pretty awesome, don’t you think?

Now enough about the history; let’s get to the taste and smell. A deeply red wine upon gaze, with aromas of muddled cherries, blackberries, cracked pepper and espresso. The mouth is quite complex, medium-bodied, and mildly tannic. Bold, smooth, and incredibly well-balanced.

France

~12.99

Ages well for 5-8 years

 

Pairing Suggestions

  • Meat
  • Braised meat
  • Red meat
  • Salumi
  • Game
  • Sausage
  • Soft & hard cheeses
  • Tomato-based pizza & pasta

 

Ratings

  • TastefullyGrace: 91
  • Wine Advocate: 90
  • Wine Enthusiast: 90
  • Wine Spectator: n/a
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