Domaine E. Guigal
About Domaine E. Guigal
Domaine E. Guigal was created by Etienne Guigal in 1946 and has since passed to his son Marcel, and grandson Phillippe. Alongside wine-maker Jacques Desvernois (previously of Paul Jaboulet Aîné), the three generations of Guigals have forged one of the world's greatest estates, consistently producing some of the most sought-after wines around the globe.
Standing as one of the world's greatest estates with a long and successful history of producing some of the globe’s greatest bottles. No single winemaker nor family has done as much to craft the fine wine world’s perception of Côte-Rôtie as a truly ethereal appellation as the Guigal. The family has been described as the "reference point" estate in Northern Rhône by Jeb Dunnuck.
One of Guigal's crowing achievements is the creation of three spectacular and rare cuvées that demonstrate the greatest of Rhone terroir.
Of the three, La Mouline is perhaps the most floral, feminine and seductively elegant. Indescribably silky in its construction. A product of vines with an average age of 75 years old, the scent of La Mouline is as beguiling as any wine – heady violets, flowers, wet slate, exotic black fruits and the darkest espresso imaginable rise unrelentingly from the glass.
La Landonne is a pure Syrah wine – as fine an example of the varietal’s potential as one could ever hope to taste – and often requires the most bottle age to become approachable of the three.
La Turque is the youngest cuvée of the holy triumvirate, both in that it made its debut after the other two and its average vine age is 25 years. Something of a hybrid of the two, La Turque seems to blend the choice aspects of its siblings together into a simply otherworldly wine. Darker and denser than La Mouline, yet less tannic and imposing than La Landonne, the true beauty of La Turque lies in its complexity and inherent ripeness