Guigal Hermitage 2006
A land with 24 centuries of history behind it, worked and preserved by three generations of winemakers with family values at their core and a commitment to an illustrious terrain that produces prestigious wines. This, in a nutshell, is the Maison Guigal. Right from the beginning the motto, “No Pains No Gains” underpins the promise made to Etienne Guigal. A commitment to work together to follow in his footsteps, to communicate the family’s passion and create so many emotions.
The methods of viticulture are always in keeping with an omnipresent respect for the environment. Moderate, controlled prevention against illness and vine parasites allows the grapes cultivated on the estate to fully reveal the complexity of the most exceptional terroirs of the Northern Rhône. From generation to generation, the standards of excellence imposed on the selection and vinification processes have enabled the Guigal estate to present these exceptional wines year after year.
This is a dark and deep colored Syrah, with an aromatic nose of red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas. On the palate the wine has structured tannins, complemented by blackcurrant buds and vanilla. It has remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.
A grilled steak with fresh cracked pepper will bring out the spice in this wine and complement its fruit.
Country: Rhone - France