« 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

Around 280.000 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 2016


Score : (91-93)

Not yet bottled, the 2016 Côte Rôtie Brune Et Blonde is surprisingly expressive and sexy, with medium to full-bodied notes of caramelized red and black fruits, flowers, and spice, with just subtle background oak. I love its purity and it’s certainly going to be an outstanding wine.



Score : (90 - 92)

The 2016 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is a classic representation of the appellation, showing lovely aromas of pepper, charcuterie, floral notes and red fruit. It’s medium-bodied, silky and forward, already drinkable despite being two years from release.


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.

The cooperage

of the domain


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