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Guigal | Domaine E.

Three generations ago, Etienne Guigal toiled for Vidal-Fleury, founding a modest cellar in Ampuis on the strength of his earnings. Thirty-eight years later, Etienne's son, Marcel, purchased Vidal-Fleury—a rags-to-riches saga worthy of a Hollywood screenplay! Now, Marcel has passed the baton to son Philippe, who recently returned from winemaking apprenticeships in Bordeaux, California and Australia to assume control of the cellars in Ampuis; the Guigal star appears destined to burn brighter still.

Except for the occasional wine lover who has been confined to a cave for the last twenty years, any praise for Guigal is, by now, superfluous; the words “Guigal” and “excellence” have become synonymous. Guigal's public relations engine has been fueled, largely, by the firm's vineyard-designated Côte Rôties—“La Mouline”, “La Landonne”, and “La Turque”—a trio that connoisseurs stalk without regard for time or expense (we mean that literally; a Canadian wine fancier is reputed to have offered Marcel Guigal the use of his helicopter, racing boat and Ferrari in exchange for a mixed case of the wines!).

More gratifying is the strength of Guigal's “standard” bottlings, from Côte Rôtie in the north, to Côtes-du-Rhône in the south. The latter, especially, is a godsend for those of us who lack Champagne budgets; how Guigal maintains this quality level for a wine now bottled in 100,000 case quantities is a question worthy of Sherlock Holmes!

Most gratifying is the firm's integrity and perseverance. Marcel's icon status in the 1970s hasn't made the vintner complacent in the 1990s; visitors to Ampuis are still likely to find Marcel in the caves—be-decked in his ubiquitous plaid beret—unflagging in his quest for perfection.. “This planet’s greatest winemaker.”—Robert Parker.

Available Wines

2017 Ch de Nalys BLANC Chateauneuf du Pape 6/750 - Guigal

2016 Ch de Nalys ROUGE Chateauneuf du Pape 6/750 - Guigal

2016 Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape

2017 Guigal Condrieu

2013 Guigal Condrieu Doriane 6/750

2016 Guigal Condrieu Doriane 6/750

2017 Guigal Condrieu Doriane 6/750

2016 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde 6/750

2008 Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 6/750

2009 Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 6/750

2011 Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 6/750

2012 Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 6/750

2013 Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 6/750

2014 Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 6/750

2015 Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 6/750

2017 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc

2018 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc

2018 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose

2019 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose

2016 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge

2016 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 24/375

2016 Guigal Crozes Hermitage Blanc

2016 Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge

2012 Guigal Ex-Voto Hermitage Blanc 6/750

2013 Guigal Ex-Voto Hermitage Blanc 6/750

2015 Guigal Ex-Voto Hermitage Blanc 6/750

2015 Guigal Gigondas

2009 Guigal Hermitage Blanc 6/750

2011 Guigal Hermitage Blanc 6/750

2014 Guigal Hermitage Rouge 6/750

2011 Guigal St Joseph Blanc

2015 Guigal St Joseph Rouge

2012 Guigal St Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice 6/750

2013 Guigal St Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice 6/750

2014 Guigal St Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice 6/750

2015 Guigal St Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice 6/750

2016 Guigal St Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice 6/750

2013 Guigal St. Joseph Blanc Lieu Dit 6/750

2014 Guigal St. Joseph Blanc Lieu Dit 6/750

2015 Guigal St. Joseph Blanc Lieu Dit 6/750

2016 Guigal St. Joseph Blanc Lieu Dit 6/750

2017 Guigal St. Joseph Blanc Lieu Dit 6/750

2012 Guigal St. Joseph Rouge Lieu Dit 6/750

2013 Guigal St. Joseph Rouge Lieu Dit 6/750

2014 Guigal St. Joseph Rouge Lieu Dit 6/750

2016 Guigal St. Joseph Rouge Lieu Dit 6/750

2017 St Pierres de Nalys BLANC Chateauneuf du Pape - Guigal

2016 St Pierres de Nalys ROUGE Chateauneuf du Pape - Guigal

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