Jean-Pierre Chambas, founder of Aleph Wines. speaking at Wine World Friday Night.
Jean-Pierre Chambas, founder of Aleph Wines. speaking at Wine World Friday Night.

J ean-Pierre Chambas, founder of Aleph Wines, lead tasters on a tour of Wines of the Rhône Valley from Guigal and Chateau du Trignon. Stay tuned as more notes from the seminar will be posted shortly. In the mean time here are the tasting notes from the producers websites.
 
 
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

e-mail: wineworld@wineworldsc.com.
When: Friday, April 26, 2013, 7pm.
Cost: $20 prepaid. $25 at the door if space is available. Reservations suggested as space will be limited.

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Here are the wines presented (click on a wine to see more):

  1. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2011
  2. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2011
  3. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2009
  4. Chateau de Trignon Sablet 2007
  5. Chateau de Trignon Rasteau 2007
  6. Chateau de Trignon Gigondas 2007
  7. Guigal Tavel 2011
  8. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2007
  9. Guigal St Joseph Blanc 2010
  10. Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2007
  11. Guigal St Joseph Rouge 2007

Here are the detailed wine notes from the producers websites:
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2011
Eye: Yellow gold, clear and brilliant.
Nose: Freshness marked by the distinctive aromas of Viognier; white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach.
Palate: Fruity with plenty of richness and body.
Overall: A well-rounded wine with elegance, strength and balance.
Guigal comment: Loyal followers of the GUIGAL Côtes-du-Rhône will enjoy this wine which flatters as much as its famous red cousin.–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Guigal
Year: 2011
Grapes: 55% Viognier, 20% Roussane, 10% Clairette, 10% Marsanne, 5% Bourboulenc.

Cost: $15.99


Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2011
Eye: Clear , brilliant and fresh.
Nose: Fresh with an expressive nose of red fruits and citrus. Notes of raspberry and redcurrant.
Palate: Fruity, fine and round.
Overall: A well-balanced and elegant wine.
Guigal comment: This seductive wine has already won many blind tasting facing worldwide recognised and established roses. This wine is amongst the best examples of the Guigal quality range. To discover during this summer.–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Guigal
Year: 2011
Grapes: 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 7% Syrah, 3% Mourvèdre.
Goes with: Starters, Grilled fish, white meat, poultry.

Cost: $15.99


Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2009
Eye: Deep and dark red. Shiny.
Nose: Fresh fruits with red berries and spices.
Palate: Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine.
Overall: Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
Guigal comment: This classic wine offers top quality year in year out.
Average age of vines: 35 years.
Ageing: 1-1/2 years in oak foudres.–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Guigal
Year: 2009
Grapes: 45% Syrah, 52% Grenache, 3% Mourvèdre. Cost: $15.99


Chateau de Trignon Sablet 2007
AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet. Deep purplish-red, liquorice, dark berries, bay and fine spices. Smooth and suave on the palate, then full and structured with harmonious tanins.
TERROIR : 2 terroirs : alluvial terraces : -with rolled pebbles -sandy with little limestone (white saphire glass)
WINEMAKING : Total de-stemming, Vatting time : 20 days, Matured in vats and “foudres.”–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Chateau du Trignon
Year: 2007
Grapes: Grenache – Mourvèdre
Goes with: Grilled red meat or duck. Cost: $19.99


 

Chateau de Trignon Rasteau 2007
AOC Rasteau. Garnet Ripe berries, “herbes de provence”. Balance between body and freshness. Finish on notes of spices and undergrowth
TERROIR: Single parcel. Red clay and small pebbles
WINEMAKING: Total de-stemming, Vatting time : 17 to 21 days, Matured in vats and “foudres.”–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Chateau du Trignon
Year: 2007
Grapes: Grenache – Mourvèdre
Goes with: Game birds, rack of pork, lamb chops. Cost: $26.99


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Chateau de Trignon Gigondas 2007
AOC Gigondas. Brillant ruby color. Notes of toast, mocha, “guarrigue” and cloves. A fresh , powerful attack. Full- bodied, complexe structure. Delicate oaky finish.
TERROIR: 3 terroirs : -Soft clay and limestone -Alluvium with chatterd stones -Sapphire glass and sandstone
WINEMAKING: Partial de-stemming. Vatting time : 3 to 4 weeks. MLF and maturing in oak for a proportion.–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Chateau du Trignon
Year: 2007
Grapes: Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah Cost: $32.99


Guigal Tavel 2011
Eye: Pure and deep salmon pink.
Nose: Elegant floral and fruit notes.
Palate: A fruity and well structured wine with aromatic finesse on the palate.
Overall: A pleasant acidity which is balanced by fleshy fruitiness and body.
Guigal comment: “The premier rosé of France, very full, from a great vintage, redolent of violets and tobacco plants in early evening. A great mouthful of fruits and summer flowers. Perfect with fish, chicken, grilled shops or paella.” – by K. STEVENS M.W.–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Guigal
Year: 2011
Grapes: 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 5% Syrah, 5% others. Cost: $25.99


 

Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2007
Eye : Deep dark red.
Nose : Spices and mature red fruits.
Palate : Round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits.
Overall : Very rich wine full of harmony and balance. 2 years in oak foudres.
Average age of vines: 45 years.–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Guigal
Year: 2007
Grapes: 80% Vieux Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, and 5% others. Cost: $57.99


Guigal St Joseph Blanc 2010
Eye: Brilliant clear straw yellow.
Nose: Powerful and complex nose. Strong notes of white flowers. Delicate oak aromas.
Palate: A clean supple attack. Very aromatic finish with pears and citrus fruits.
Overall: Exceptionally fresh and fruity. Round and powerful on the palate.
Guigal comment: This wine is produced from grapes from the two estates of Jean-Louis GRIPPAT and VALLOUIT as well from grapes and wines purchased in the trade.–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Guigal
Year: 2010
Grapes: 95% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne.
Goes with: Starters, fish, goats cheese. Cost: $77.99


 

Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2007
Eye: Dark and deep color.
Nose: Red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas.
Palate: A structured tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla.
Overall: Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.
Guigal comment: The vines are mainly on steep slopes from the villages of Gervans, Mercurol, Larnage et Crozes-Hermitage.
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels.–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Guigal
Year: 2007
Grapes: 100% Syrah. Cost: $29.99


Guigal St Joseph Rouge 2007
Eye: Dark red with violet tints.
Nose: Powerful nose dominated by red berries and delicate oak aromas.
Palate: Powerful attack. Round and supple tannins.
Overall : Eye : Dark red with violets tints. Nose : Powerful nose dominated by red berries and delicate oak aromas.
Palate: Powerful attack. Round and supple tannins.
Guigal comment: This wine is produced from grapes from the two estates of Jean-Louis GRIPPAT and VALLOUIT as well from grapes and wines purchased in the trade.–From their Website
From: Rhone, France
Winery: Guigal
Year: 2007
Grapes: 100% Syrah
Goes with: Red meat and cheese. Cost: $45.99

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