Condrieu Guigal 1998

  • Candied fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:White
  • 13.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

From the mythical slopes of Condrieu, a creamy, well-rounded wine is born, backed by Maison Guigal’s solid know-how. Perfect with foie gras. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label, 1 slightly bin-soiled label

Condrieu Guigal serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Foie gras, Brouillade de truffes, Quenelles de brochet.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • Lot presentation
    Condrieu Guigal

    Cuvée presentation

    Condrieu is Guigal's legendary white wine. Produced from steep terraced hillsides, it is made from Viognier vines with an average age of 25 years. One third of the must is fermented in new barrels, and the rest in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is used throughout, in order to lend a certain creaminess to the wine. Élevage takes place in the same containers as fermentation, over a period of 8 months. The aromas are reminiscent of white fruits, especially the apricot which so often characterises Viognier. The palate offers plenty of rich roundness, while maintaining an authentic minerality.

    Information about domain Guigal

    Located in Ampuis, the cradle of the Côte-Rôtie, Domaine Guigal was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal. Guigal has contributed enormously to putting this appellation on the map, an appellation that was nearly lost to the phylloxera crisis at the close of the 19th century, the economic crisis of 1929 and the the two World Wars. In 1961, the young Marcel Guigal took over the reins. Driven by a desire to produce high quality wines, this young vigneron undeniably changed the perception of Côte-Rôtie wines. Nowadays, the brilliant enologist Philippe Guigal – son of Marcel – runs the domain. The house produces three cuvées “prestige” - La Landonne, La Mouline et La Turque – a sublime trilogy which wine connoisseurs go mad for. The vineyard now also runs over to the Rhone valley's prestigious appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph, Hermitage, Gigondas, Crozes-Hermitage. They are all vinified and matured in the cellars of Ampuis. Marel Guigal and his son Philippe continue to devote considerable care to all of the winemaking process: low-intervention viticulture, work done entirely by hand, given the parcel's situation on a 45 degree slope, vinification in temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats, élevage in new oak barrels for 42 months, to allow the wine to fully develop its aromas etc. The headquarters of the domain is the Château d'Ampuis, a jewel of the Renaissance which is listed as a Historic Monument. The Guigal signature is one of the most emblematic of the Rhone valley, it shines for its infallible constancy and rigorous grape production.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 marked label, 1 slightly bin-soiled label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Condrieu
    • Producer/Owner: Guigal
    • Vintage: 1998
    • Color: White
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Sustainable farming 
    • Size (in ha): 34
    • Volume: 130000 bottles
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: Candied fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Viognier
    Condrieu Guigal
    Condrieu Guigal

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    iDealwine price estimate
    Condrieu Guigal 1998

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format