« 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

Syrah 96%, Viognier 4%.

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 220.000 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 2010

The Wine Advocate #214 - Aug 2014

Score : 93

The 2010 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is a beauty that possesses a floral, fresh and perfumed personality. Giving up plenty of raspberry-styled fruit, toast, licorice and loads of rose petal and floral-like qualities, this medium-bodied, juicy, elegant and seamless Cote Rotie can be consumed anytime over the coming decade. Jeb Dunnuck


Wine Advocate #204 - Dec 2012

Score : (90-93)

Last year the 2010 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde was revealing some green pepper notes, but that problematic issue has been completely resolved. The wine now offers up lots of Christmas fruitcake, tapenade, black currant, forest floor, incense and camphor characteristics. Although not as luxurious, extravagantly thick and viscous as the 2009, the 2010 will be drinkable early in life and should evolve for 10-15 years.  Robert M. Parker, Jr.



Score : 17/20

On retrouve le grand niveau des années 1978 et 1985 malgré l’énormité de la cuvée (plus de 350 000 bouteilles !) et surtout une typicité qui semble échapper à beaucoup, avec des notes de violette que seul un élevage non réducteur peut mettre en valeur. Du charme à revendre et surtout une finesse liée au cœur de terroir des 40 hectares de vignes de la propriété.


Gault & Millau : 15/20



A garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Small game, red meat and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain


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