E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc 2018

A wine for ageing
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Primary Notes: Quince Peach, Apricot Acacia Salty minerals

Secondary Notes: Honey

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium -

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 13.5

Origin: Rhone Valley, France

Maker: E. Guigal

Grape: Marsanne

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: >90

Decanting: up to 15 minutes

Serving Temperature: Best served between 10–12 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Vietnamese chicken wings, Indian vegetable samosas, Maeuntang

Western Food Pairing: Seafood risotto, creamy garlic mushroom, fish


E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc 2018

E. Guigal Hermitage is a charming white with a straw coloured appearance. Floral aromas of white flowers and acacia honey emerge from the glass. The dry and medium to full-bodied palate has a great structure, crisp acidity and remarkable freshness. Peach, apricot and quince flavours with a touch of white acacia flowers and slightly salty minerals. The wine possesses fantastic ageing potential.

95 % Marsanne and 5% Roussanne from vines an average age of 30- to 90-years-old. The vines grow in limestone, sand and gravel soils.

Temperature controlled fermentation at 16 to 18°C. Long ageing in second wine oak.

Ageing potential: 10 years from vintage

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 - 91–93 POINTS
Not yet bottled, the 2018 Hermitage Blanc offers the more sexy, voluptuous, and supple style of the vintage while still having classic Hermitage depth and minerality. Medium to full-bodied notes of quince, honeyed peach, spice, and floral notes all dominate the bouquet, and it’s certainly going to be an outstanding wine.

- 91–94 POINTS

The 2018 Hermitage Blanc seems even more concentrated than the impressive 2017. Flamed citrus zest marks the nose, while the full-bodied wine is round and rich, finishing with plenty of power and length. Joe Czerwinski