Glorious Guigal: A Trilogy of La-Las from Côte-Rôtie


Glorious Guigal: A Trilogy of La-Las from Côte-Rôtie

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As one of the finest producers of the Rhône ValleyGuigal is irrevocably lauded as a titan of Côte-Rôtie. Any wine lover who has reveled in the smoldering beauty of these singular Syrahs will be quick to attest to their haunting allure and far-reaching demand.

Founded in 1946, Etienne Guigal's passion for the steep, Mistral-swept hills of the Northern Rhône was embedded from a young age, working the venerable vineyards of Vidal-Fleury. However, it was his pioneering spirit that would eventually come to capture the world’s attention by introducing three legendary single-vineyard Côte-Rôtie wines - the “La-Las”La Mouline in 1966, La Landonne in 1978, and La Turque in 1985.

Made in a modern style, extracted with new oak, these compelling Syrahs were a stark relief to more rustic wines of the past. Guigal’s La La wines see 42 months in new French oak before bottling and continue on today as some of the rarest and most ardently desired wines in the world.

Hailing from the lighter soils of the Côte Blonde, the fragrant La Mouline captures a silky balance of seductive fruits and lifted florals, usually the first of which is ready to drink.

Darker and denser than La MoulineLa Turque is a supple and sensuous wine of exotic spice, made from a Côte Blonde vineyard just a stone’s throw away from the powerful La Landonne.

La Landonne delivers the unbridled power of the Côte Brune, with brooding dark fruits and incredible depth. While taking the longest of the trio to mature, patience here is always rewarded.

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