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E. GUIGAL - Fact sheet

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Owner
The Guigal family : father Marcel, mother Bernadette, son Philippe and daughter-in-law Eve.
Products
White Wines :
Cotes du Rhone (Blanc)
Crozes-Hermitage (Blanc)
Saint Joseph (Blanc)
Saint Joseph, Lieu Dit "Saint Joseph" (Blanc)
Hermitage (Blanc)
Hermitage, "Ex-Voto" (Blanc)
Condrieu
Condrieu, "La Doriane"

Rosé Wines :
Cotes du Rhone (Rosé)
Tavel

Red Wines :
Cotes du Rhone (Rouge)
Gigondas
Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Rouge)
Crozes-Hermitage (Rouge)
Saint Joseph (Rouge)
Saint Joseph, Lieu Dit "Saint Joseph" (Rouge)
Saint Joseph, "Vignes de l'Hospice" (Rouge)
Hermitage (Rouge)
Hermitage, "Ex-Voto" (Rouge)
Cote Rotie, "Brune & Blonde"
Cote Rotie, "Château d'Ampuis"
Cote Rotie, "La Mouline"
Cote Rotie, "La Turque"
Cote Rotie, "La Landonne"
Size of the Vineyards
Côte-Rôtie La Mouline : 1.0 Ha
Côte-Rôtie La Turque : Just under 1.0 Ha
Côte-Rôtie La Landonne : 2 Ha
Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis : 7 Ha
Condrieu La Doriane:
Côte Chatillon: 1 Ha
Colombier: 1 Ha
Coteau de Chéry: 0,5 Ha
Volan : 1 Ha
Ermitage « Ex-Voto » Rouge:
"Bessards” 0.65 Ha
"Greffieux" 0.65 Ha
"Murets" 0.45 Ha
"Hermite" 0.45 Ha
Ermitage « Ex-Voto » Blanc:
"Murets": 1.6 Ha
"Hermite": 0.2 Ha
Saint-Joseph, “Lieu dit” Saint Joseph Rouge: 2.3 Ha
Saint-Joseph, “Lieu dit” Saint Joseph Blanc:2.7 Ha
Saint-Joseph, Vignes de l’Hospice : 3.5 Ha
Location of the Vineyards
The Guigal cellars are located in the centre of the town of Ampuis, on the right bank of the Rhône River, about 40 km south of Lyon. The Guigal family owns vineyards in prime locations throughout the Appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage and Saint-Joseph from where their iconic wines are produced. The production of the classic Appellation wines is carefully sourced from a variety of leading vineyards located throughout the Rhône Valley for ageing, blending and bottling at the Guigal cellars in Ampuis.

Guigal « Treasures »:
Côte-Rôtie « La Mouline » is situated on the Côte Blonde, a steep hillside overlooking the Guigal winery. Resembling a Roman amphitheatre, La Mouline benefits from a temperate micro climate which is unique in Côte-Rôtie.
Côte-Rôtie « La Turque » is situated in an exceptional location on the Côte Brune which benefits from full Southern exposure.
Côte-Rôtie « La Landonne » is found further north the Côte Brune, a magnificent vineyard with vertiginous slopes of nearly 45 degrees.
The Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis is comprised of 7 exceptional single vineyards: « Le Clos », « La Garde » and « La Grande Plantée » on the Côte Blonde and « La Pommière », « Le Pavillon Rouge », « Le Moulin » and « La Viria » on the Côte Brune.
The Condrieu “La Doriane” is a produced from a blend of four exceptional vineyards: “Côte Chatillon”, a very steep and exceptional vineyard overlooking the village of Condrieu; “Colombier” located further south at St Michel sur Rhône.; “Volan” located in Saint-Pierre-de-Bœuf; and “Coteau de Chéry” located near the village of Condrieu.
“Ermitage Ex-Voto” Rouge combines the lieux-dit of "Bessards", "Greffieux", "Murets” and "Hermite"
“Ermitage Ex-Voto” Blanc is a combination of the lieux-dit of “Murets” and “Hermite”.
Saint-Joseph, “Lieu dit” St Joseph is a stunning single hillside vineyard near Tournon and is the original vineyard site from which the St-Joseph Appellation takes its name.
St-Joseph, “Vignes de l’Hospice” is a very steep terraced vineyard located above the town of Tournon on the right bank of the Rhône. It is afforded a magnificent of view of the imposing hillside of Hermitage directly opposite on the left bank of the river.
Soil
Côte-Rôtie La Mouline: Gneiss with lightly coloured silica soil with limestone lœss
Côte-Rôtie La Turque: Silicone limestone with schist producing clay soil rich in iron oxide
Côte-Rôtie La Landonne: a complex terroir made up of shale and iron oxide with manganese
Château d’Ampuis: a complex combination of Côte Blonde (silicone, limestone) and Côte Brune (schist rich in iron oxide).
Condrieu La Doriane:
Côte Chatillon: Shale, silica & limestone
Colombier: Granite and sand.
Coteau de Chéry: Granite and schist
Ermitage « Ex-Voto » rouge: Steep sloped vineyards.
"Bessards": Granite.
"Greffieux": Calloutis du würm.
"Murets": Alluvia fluvio-glaciaires and pebbles.
"Hermite": Loess plateau and clay sand silt.
Ermitage « Ex-Voto » Blanc:
"Murets": Alluvia fluvio-glaciaires and pebbles.
"Hermite": Loess plateau and clay sand silt.

Saint-Joseph, “Lieu dit” St Joseph Rouge & Blanc: Gneiss with granite streaks
Saint-Joseph, Vignes de l’Hospice: Extremely steep slope of granite soil

Guigal « Collections »:
Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde : Silicone Limestone (Côte Blonde) & shist rich in iron oxide (Côte Brune).
Condrieu: Sand & Granite
Hermitage: Limestone clay & silt, Sandy gravel
Saint-Joseph Rouge: Limestone, sand and pebbles
Saint-Joseph Blanc: Limestone, sand pebbles
Crozes-Hermitage Rouge: Limestone, clay and silt. Sandy gravel.
Crozes-Hermitage Blanc: Clay silt. Sand and gravel.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Round pebbles and red clay
Gigondas: Ancient alluvia, red clay and gravel on the slopes
Tavel: Clay and pebbles
Côtes du Rhône Rouge: Varied soil, sediment, limestone, granite. Pebbles and Alluvia.
Côtes du Rhône Rosé: Clay limestone or pebbles and alluvia
Côtes du Rhône Blanc: Varied soil, sediment, limestone, granite
Grape Varieties
Côte Rôtie « La Mouline » : 89% Syrah, 11% Viognier ; 40 months in new oak barrel
Côte Rôtie « La Turque » : 93% Syrah, 7% Viognier ; 40 months in new oak barrel
Côte Rôtie « La Landonne » : 100% Syrah ; 40 months in new oak barrel
Côte Rôtie Château d’Ampuis : 93% Syrah, 7% Viognier ; 38 months in new oak barrel
Condrieu « La Doriane » : 100% Viognier ; 8 months in new oak barrel
Ermitage «Ex-Voto » rouge : 100% Syrah ; 40 months in new oak barrel
Ermitage « Ex-Voto » Blanc : 90% Marsanne, 10% Roussanne ; 30 months in new oak barrel
Saint-Joseph, Lieu dit St Joseph : 100% Syrah ; 30 months in oak barrel (50% new)
Saint-Joseph Blanc, Lieu dit St Joseph : 95% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne ; 30 months in oak barrel (50% new)
Saint-Joseph, Vignes de l’Hospice : 100% Syrah ; 30 months in new oak barrel

Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde : 96% Syrah, 4% Viognier ; 36 months in oak barrel (50% new)
Condrieu: 100% Viognier ; 8 months ageing (1/3 new oak, 2/3 tank)
Hermitage: 100% Syrah ; 36 months in oak barrel (50% new)
Hermitage Blanc: 95% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne ; 24 months in barrel (1 year oak)
Saint-Joseph Rouge: 100% Syrah ; 24 months in barrel (1 year oak)
Saint-Joseph Blanc: 95% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne ; half in barrel (50% new), half in tank
Crozes-Hermitage Rouge: 100% Syrah ; 24 months in barrel
Crozes-Hermitage Blanc: 95% Marsanne; 5% Roussanne ; 12 months in barrel and tank
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: 70% old Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% others ; 36 months in foudre
Gigondas: 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah ; 24 months in foudre
Tavel: 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 5% others : 6 months in tank
Côtes du Rhône Rouge: 60% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre ; 18 months in foudre
Côtes du Rhône Rosé: 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Syrah ; tank-aged saignée.
Côtes du Rhône Blanc: 65% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 8% Clairette, 2% Bourboulenc ; tank-aged.
Average age of the vines
Cotes du Rhone (white, rosé & red) : 25 years old average
Crozes Hermitage (white & red) : 25-35 years average
Saint Joseph (white & red) : 25 -50 years old
Gigondas : 40 years average
Chateauneuf : 50 years average
Lieu-Dit Saint Joseph : 20 to 75 years old
Vignes de l'Hospice : 20-80 years old
Hermitage (white & red) : 30 years average
Ex-Voto (white & red) : 50 to 90 years old
Condrieu : 25 years average
La Doriane : 35 years average
Brune & Blonde : 35 years old
La Mouline : 90 years old
La Turque : 30 years old
La Landonne : 35 years old
Average production
Côte-Rôtie La Mouline : 450 cases
Côte-Rôtie La Turque : 400 cases
Côte-Rôtie La Landonne : 1000 cases
Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis : 3000 cases
Condrieu La Doriane: 1000 cases
Ermitage « Ex-Voto » rouge: Only made in great vintages – 600 cases
Ermitage « Ex-Voto » Blanc: Only made in great vintages – 580 cases
Saint-Joseph, “Lieu dit” Saint Joseph Rouge: 750 cases
Saint-Joseph, “Lieu dit” Saint Joseph Blanc: 580 cases
Saint-Joseph, Vignes de l’Hospice : 800 cases

Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde : 20 800 cases
Condrieu: 6 700 cases
Hermitage: 7 000 cases
Hermitage Blanc : 2 000 cases
Saint-Joseph Rouge: 12 500 cases
Saint-Joseph Blanc: 1 600 cases
Crozes-Hermitage Rouge: 21 500 cases
Crozes-Hermitage Blanc: 2 000 cases
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: 15 000 to 40 000 cases. No wine was made in 2002 or 2008
Gigondas : 16 600 cases
Tavel : 3 000 cases
Côtes du Rhône Rouge: 250 000 cases
Côtes du Rhône Rosé: 12 500 cases
Côtes du Rhône Blanc: 33 300 cases
Notes on the property
This estate needs little introduction it is simply one of the greatest and most famous quality wine producers in the world. No less than 15 perfect scores of 100/100 from Robert Parker a total unequalled by any other producer anywhere testify to the extraordinary quality that the Guigals achieve, year in, year out. At the same time, the Guigals produce 3 million bottles per year of delicious and well-priced Cotes du Rhone, which allows a wider public to share the Guigal experience. Despite the size and success of the operation, Guigal remains a family company, with all vineyard and cellar work overseen on a daily basis by Marcel Guigal and his son Philippe, while wife Bernadette ably runs the office. This hands-on, artisanal approach explains why every bottle that carries the name Guigal is worthy of the enormous reputation of the estate.