Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2006

Кот дю Рон Блан 2006

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Etienne Guigal
France (Франция) 
Viognier (Вионие)

Roussanne (Русан)
€ 8.69  
Added by rms
13 Sep 2009

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Winemaker's notes:
"The 2006 Cotes du Rhone white, which is a blend of about 55% Viognier and the rest Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette, and Bourboulenc, is the best white Cotes du Rhone the Guigals have ever made. An amazing wine, I am not sure it doesn’t deserve an even higher score, but it was just about ready to go into the bottle when I tasted it. The wine reveals terrific honeysuckle notes intermixed with some white peach and tangerine skin in a medium-bodied, crisp, fruit-driven style with excellent acidity and depth. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. The Rhone Valley’s most successful producer continues to ratchet up the level of quality of his Cotes du Rhone cuvees, of which he produces hundreds of thousands of cases. Both Marcel Guigal and his son Philippe realize how important quality is and demonstrate that commitment in these lower level wines. They just get better and better, which is incredibly admirable." By Robert PARKER (rating 88-89)
55% Viognier,
20% Roussane,
10% Marsanne,
5% Clairette,
5% Bourboulenc,
5% Grenache blanc

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Temperature: 10 °C
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