The Guigal 2015 Saint-Joseph and 2014 Cotes du Rhone Blanc were featured in a high-end wine roundup on local Ohio news website Cleveland.com. Wine writer Marc Bona, who typically recommends wines under $25, shared wines on and over that price cap to splurge on during the holidays. Marc called the Cotes du Rhone Blanc a “pleasant surprise” with “yielding tropical fruits and even some butterscotch on the finish of this white wine,” and noted the Saint-Joseph “has great body with notes of tobacco, dryness and tart fruits.” Read the full story here
Saint-Joseph today is one of the most exciting appellations in the Rhone Valley, and dare we say all of France. The work by leading producers such as Guigal, energy from young growers, and recognition (really, re-discovery) of sites capable of making wines of extraordinary depth and complexity; of the same family as its famous neighbor in Hermitage, but with a distinct suppleness and elegance.
Guigal’s Côtes du Rhône Blanc both sets and steps outside the standard for the appellation and showcases one of the great secrets of the Guigal family: their specialization in the great white Rhône varieties. While only 8% of the Rhône's production is white, a full 25% of Guigal’s production is white and they are today the single largest producer of whites in the Rhône Valley.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.