GUIGAL COTES DU RHONE 17
For a wine that's made in such high volumes as Guigal's famous Cotes du Rhone, this is a stunner. It's a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and aged for 18 months in large oak foudres in the northern Rhone, in Ampuis, where this humble wine joins its more illustriously regarded, higher priced siblings from Guigal. Long skin maceration time provides depth and richness to this dry, full bodied, soft red wine, which is made from vines with an average age of 35 years.
We sell stacks of this great wine and every time we introduce someone new to it, sales grow even more. Thank goodness for high volume, high quality wines such as this, which shine a strong light on one of France's greatest wine regions - the Rhone Valley.