Red Wine E. Guigal - Gigondas

E. Guigal - Gigondas
E. Guigal - Gigondas

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Technical Info


The firm of E. Guigal, located in Ampuis, was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal. Since 1961 his son Marcel has led the estate, and his unparalleled work ethic and dedication to quality have brought attention to Cote-Rotie and other appellations throughout the Rhone that were in danger of being lost, and lifted the Guigal wines to the pinnacle of the wine world. Today, Marcel's son Philippe serves as Director and Oenologist, continuing the tradition of leadership in the Rhone Valley and uncompromising excellence.

Food pairing

Red meat, game and cheese.

Technical data

Soil type: Ancient alluvia, red clay and gravel on the slopes.
Grape variety: 60 % Grenache, 20 % Syrah, 20 % Mourvedre.
Average age of vines: 40 years.
Winemaking: Traditional with lengthy maceration.
Ageing: 2 years in oak foudres of which 50% is new oak.
Average yield: 30 HL/hectare.


The vineyards of Gigondas are planted on hillsides at the foot of Mont Ventoux, directly north-east of the town of Orange in the southern Rhone Valley. The dry, stony slopes produce substantial wines that are deep in color, with flavors of ripe summer fruits and savory herbs.


Marcel Guigal selects wines from small domaines to produce a blend which is true to the appellation, yet polished, refined, and capable of aging many years. The wines sees a traditional lengthy maceration and two years of aging in oak foudres, of which 50% is new. The blend in 2013 is 70% Grenache, 10% Mouvedre, and 20% Syrah.

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