About this video
Philippe Guigal joined Wine Spectator Senior Editor James Molesworth for a very candid Instagram Live interview on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Together, they discussed the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the Guigal’s business at the winery and with sales globally. They covered the topic of the 25% wine tariffs in the U.S. market as well.
By this time, ordinarily Molesworth would have visited Philippe in the Rhone to taste the 2019 vintage, but instead he listened as Philippe told him about the wines.
Listen to the full 15 minute video to hear what else Philippe had to say about their estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Nalys, the frost that has damaged some of the fruit for the 2020 vintage, and how his family is handling the pandemic.
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.
Since its creation in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, the Guigal family has produced a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terroirs of Nalys realize a dream spanning three generations to join this leading prestigious and historic appellation. Marcel and Philippe Guigal will bring passion and rigour, their family quality philosophy, and the ambition of waving the flag of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at the very highest level.