There is no denying the Rhone powerhouse that is Guigal. While today they have vineyard plots spread throughout the most reputable areas of the Rhone Valley, their most famous wines lie in the heart of Cote-Rotie; La Mouline, La Landonne, and La Turque. 

This trilogy is predominantly made from Syrah, though La Mouline and La Turque blend in small percentages of Viognier. All three are voluptuous, intense, and age-worthy and are considered to be some of the most epic wines to come from Cote-Rotie. These bottles are difficult to acquire due to small production, high demand, and consistent praise from Robert Parker and other respected critics. 

Benchmark Wine Group is proud to boast an impressive collection of these rarities. Check out this breakdown of their famed bottling!

 La Mouline

Soil Type: Gneiss with lightly colored silicone soil with limestone lœss

Grape Varietal: 89 % Syrah, 11 % Viognier

Average Age of Vines: Approx. 75 years

Aging: 42 months in new oak

On The Palate: La Mouline is a wine known to be feminine in nature, with a voluptuous, silky texture and intense aromas. On the nose, there are intense aromatic notes of red fruits, blackberry, and violet. 


La Landonne

Soil Type: Limestone clay very rich in iron oxides

Grape Varietal: 100% Syrah

Average Age of Vines: Approx. 35 years

Aging: 42 months in new oak

On The Palate: La Landonne is intense in flavor and rich in color, perfect for long-term aging. There are aromas of black fruits, licorice, roasted nuts, and oriental spices on the nose. The palate is potent, rich, concentrated, and full of tannic structure. 

La Turque

Soil Type: Silicone limestone with schists producing clay soil rich in iron oxides

Grape Varietal: 93 % Syrah, 7 % Viognier

Average Age of Vines: 25 years

Aging: 42 months in new oak

On The Palate: La Turque is one of Guigals flagship wines. It is powerful, spicy, and oh so elegant. Its aromatic nose displays elegant notes of small red fruits, blackberry, and morello cherry. The palate is balanced and structured, with an elegant expression of tannin. 

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