Domaine E.Guigal

The wine history of Château d'Ampuis is linked to the winemaker Marcel Guigal, who acquired and restored the property in 1995. Since then, the name Château d'Ampuis includes all the vineyards acquired by the Guigal family. In 1946, Etienne Guigal and his wife Marcelle founded their estate in Côte-Rôtie with very few vines. At the same time, they set up their own trading house and buy standing grapes from the surrounding estates. Their son Marcel took the reins of the estate in 1961, at the age of 17, after Marcel Guigal had suddenly lost his sight. He learns on the job the trades of winegrower and merchant, while 17,000 bottles come out each year from the Guigal vineyards, sold mainly to local customers. In 1966, Marcel Guigal acquired the La Mouline plot in Côte-Rôtie and began exporting his wines to the United States. Philippe Guigal has been working with his father since 1993 and directs his school career to become an oenologist. He has been working on the estate since 1997. This very beautiful property, acquired and renovated by Marcel Guigal, brings together the most famous wines of the Côte Rôtie appellation: La Mouline, La Turque and La Landonne; the first two are brands, the last a land registry. We must also mention Fongeant, a terroir of the Côte Brune on which Marcel and Philippe Guigal carry out pharaonic earthworks. In addition, there is the Château d'Ampuis cuvée, as well as the Condrieu La Doriane. In addition to these star wines, there is the Vignes de Hospice cuvée, Saint-Joseph located on a magnificent terroir, as well as a few large Hermitage plots from which the Ex-Voto cuvée is produced. Marcel Guigal is solidly supported by his son Philippe.