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Guigal - Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2017

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Northern Rhône
  • Wine Maker: Marcel Guigal
  • Grape: Marsanne
  • Grape Percentage: 95% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne.
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.59
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink now - 2019
Food Matching

Food Matching

White meats and cheese

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 89 (2014) VS: 91 (2014) WS: 91 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Golden yellow colour. Aromas of white flowers such as hawthorn blossom and acacia. Delicate oak. Fine and elegant palate. Full body, round and rich. Overall a remarkable freshness with all the finesse and richness of the appellation.

Winery Information

Guigal

The Guigal firm was founded by Etienne Guigal in 1946 after 15 years at Vidal Fleury. Son Marcel has led the firm since 1961, and his unparalleled work ethic and dedication to quality have lifted the Guigal wines to the pinnacle of the wine world, and the Guigal domaine to its status as the leading winery from the Rhone Valley. Today, Marcel’s son Philippe serves as Director and Oenologist at Guigal, and with his father is carrying on the tradition of leadership in the Rhone Valley and.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)89 pts

Dec 15 Jeb Dunnock - Made from mostly Marsanne with a kiss of Roussanne, which comes from hillside vineyards, the 2014 Crozes Hermitage Blanc offers up classy notes of orange blossom, honeyed stone fruits and spice to go with a medium-bodied, elegant profile on the palate. Its mid-palate depth and bright acidity suggest it will drink nicely for 4-5 years.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)91 pts

Mar '16 by Josh Raynolds.- Pale gold. Fresh pear, yellow apple, honey and white flowers on the fragrant nose. Juicy and taut in the mouth, offering fresh orchard and citrus fruit flavors and showing a suave, seamless texture. Closes sappy and refreshingly brisk, displaying strong, spicy cut and mineral-driven persistence. Distinctly nervy for a wine from this region, and zesty enough to work with shellfish or lighter seafood dishes. -- Josh Raynolds

Wine Spectator (2014)91 pts

June 2016 - Green fig, star fruit, white peach and yellow apple fruit flavors are melded together and carried by hints of honeysuckle and salted butter. Bright finish.

Vinification Notes

Temperature controlled fermentation at around 18°C. Aged partly in French oak for 12 months.