Marcel and Philippe Guigal
Chateau Ampuis 69420 Ampuis
Tel. +33 474 561 022
Visits are possible by appointment Monday - Friday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00
Closed in August.
Guigal founded the firm in 1946. Marcel Guigal took over in 1961 when his
father got an illness making him blind. Today the 3. generation Philippe Guigal
is a partner of his father. Philippe is an educated oenologist
The family owns 60 ha, vineyards
in the northern Rhone, including famous parcels in Côte Rôtie
and Hermitage, from where expensive single parcel wines are made.
The main part of the production in the cellars in Ampuis are negociant
wines, and among them a range of wines from the southern Rhone
Guigal also controls two other negociant
firms in Rhone J.
Vidal Fleury (since 1984) and Ferraton
et Fils, both of them run as independant firms.
The use of barrels is so big (4000) that an own cooperage at the estate was
created in 2003.
The cooperage works in partnership with the cooperage
in Chagny managed by Seguin Moreau.
Wines from the southern Rhone:
Chateauneuf du Pape
2010: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% other varieties
Aged for 3 years in foudres.
2012: 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre og 20% Syrah.
Aged for 2 years in foudres of which ½ is new.
2014: 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah and 5% others.
Cotes du Rhone
2012: 50% Syrah, 45% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre.
Aged for one year in foudres or demi-muids.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2014: 60% Grenache, 30%
Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Saignée
Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2014: 65% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 8% Clairette og 2%