Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2021, Côtes du Rhône, France

The Côtes du Rhône appellation applies to red, white and rose wines from vineyards throughout the Rhône Valley, comprising about 90% of the total production of the region. Quality and style can vary widely. By selecting and blending cuvées form over 100 top growers, the Guigals produce exceptional examples of all 3 wines. 2021 vintage: 60% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 8% Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc, 2% Grenache blanc. Average age of vines: 25 years. Vinification: Traditional vinification, control of alcoholic fermentation temperatures around 18 degrees C. The wine is aged in stainless steel vats. Tasting: Visual: Bright and clear golden yellow color. Olfactory: Wine on freshness marked by the very distinct aromatic expression of Viognier. Aromas of white flowers, apricot, acacias, and white peach. Taste: Fruity wine with lots of fat and richness.