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Etienne Guigal
Côte-Rôtie,La Landonne, 1987

 

Northern Rhône Valley

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750ml Bottle

Opaque purple, bordering on black in colour, La Landonne's aromatics are the most subdued of the 1987s. Although still closed, this wine is very powerful, rich, thick, and represents the essence of the Syrah grape. That earthy, mineral, truffle, licorice component is just beginning to poke its head through this massively framed wine. It is remarkable that this vintage produced a wine of such extraordinary concentration and richness. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020.

Quick Facts
Winemaker (s)
Philippe Guigal
Domaine
Etienne Guigal
Cuvée
La Landonne
Vintage
1987
Type
Red Wine
Grape (s)
100% Syrah
Country
France
Region
Rhône Valley
Appellation
Northern Rhône Valley
Farming Practice
Conventional
Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle Size
750ml Bottle
Closure Type
Natural Cork
Food Pairing
Red Meat
Imported directly
Yes
Winemaker

Producer's Profile

Philippe Guigal

Etienne Guigal

Philippe Guigal was born in France not far from Ampuis, in Vienne, on January 23, 1975. At the early age of 6, he was inspired by his grandfather and father who worked together. Throughout his childhood he often joined them in the cellars and frequently traveled to visit the vineyards in the Rhone Valley. In 1992, he started his studies in organic chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Lyon and five years later he obtained his oenologist degree from the University of Burgundy.

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Etienne Guigal

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis; a small, ancient village at the heart of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. It is overlooked by unique vineyards where vines and wine have been celebrated for over 2,400 years.
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