2014 Saint-JosephRhone Valley France
The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Cote-Rotie appellation. The estate shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. In 995, the estate acquired the famous Chateau d'Ampuis, an important historic and oenological monument whose long history is linked to the Cote-Rotie appellation. An ancient fort built in the 12th century, it was transformed into a Renaissance chateau in the 16th century, which is situated amongst the vines and bordered by the Rhone River.
This Saint Joseph Syrah, bright violet in color, offers black currant and cherry aromas that are lifted by notes of black pepper and fresh flowers along with sweet dark berry flavors and a touch of licorice, closing with slow-building tannins, a touch of dark chocolate and a distinct spicy and floral persistence. Best from 2017 through 2022. 13.5% ABV