« Vintage after vintage, the Collection wines have become symbols which perfectly illustrate the family’s ethos of supreme quality. Careful ageing, together with the meticulous attention paid every day by Marcel and Philippe Guigal to the selection and blending processes, bring to the fore the consistency and excellence of the great appellations of the Rhône Valley »
Northern Rhône

Côte-Rôtie Brune & Blonde de GUIGAL

This classic wine of the estate and of the appellation is an archetypal expression of the finesse and elegance of the wines of Côte-Rôtie.

Soil type

Plots on steep slopes Côte Blonde : Silicone limestone soil Côte Brune : soil rich in iron oxyde

Grape variety

96% Syrah, 4 % Viognier

Average age of vines

35 years


Closed stainless steel tanks. Automatic punching down and temperature controlled fermentaion. Average 3 weeks in tanks.


36 months in oak barrels - 50% new oak

Average yield

37 Hl/hectare.

Average annual production

About 290.000 bottles.


Eye : Dark ruby red
Nose : Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas
Palate : Round soft tannins. Aromas of rasberry, blackberry and vanilla
Overall : Balance between scarcely perceptible acidity and tannins which add ageing potential and softened by long ageing in oak

Vintages 2011

eRobertParker.com #216 - Dec 2014

Score : 91

The 2011 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde continues to drink beautifully. Kirsch, underbrush, spice and chocolate nuances all flow nicely to an elegant, seamless and hard to resist Cote Rotie that can be drunk anytime over the coming decade or more. Jeb Dunnuck.


Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score : 90

More open-knit and sexy, with blackberry, kirsch, licorice, underbrush and chocolate-covered toast aromas and flavors, the 2011 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is medium-bodied, supple and approachable, with notable purity of fruit. Also a blend of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier that spent 36 months in new and 1-year-old barrels, it will drink nicely for 10-15 years.  Jeb Dunnuck


Revue du Vin de France

Score : 14,5 / 20


A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Small game, red meat and cheese.

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