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La Opinion featured Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017, Château de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grand Vin 2017, Juvé & Camps Reserva de la Familia 2017 and Gran Juvé Gran Reserva 2015 in a gift guide roundup.

Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge offers tremendous warmth, taste and pleasure, but in a decidedly individual way,” notes the writer. Later on in the review, she adds, “This deep, dark red is intensely aromatic on the nose with black fruit and spices. In general, a complete wine, with a long finish, with elegance and finesse accompanying the abundance of fruit and balanced tannins.”

The Château de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grand Vin “defines the style of the estate with a precision of fruits, spices and minerality and, in particular, a beautifully composed structure that unfolds and builds.” In addition to highlighting some of the specific tasting notes, the piece describes a “beautiful composition, with silky tannins, power and elegance.” The writer also offers background on this estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape that is now owned by the famed Guigal family.

Juvé & Camps Reserva de la Familia 2017 is noted as a flagship, vintage dated wine that is Brut Nature in style. “Deep, intense and elegant, it initially evokes notes of ripe white fruits followed by hints of fennel, toast and citrus to complete its distinguished aroma. Its creamy mousse blends in perfectly on the palate, making its texture in the mouth fresh, rounded and suggestive at the same time.”

Additonally, the Gran Juvé Gran Reserva 2015 “shows the intensity and complexity that Cava can achieve. Notes of white flowers and stone fruit are followed by long aging cava notes: brioche, toast, spices and honey. Chardonnay contributes to the creamy mouthfeel and Xarel·lo to the elegance and long finish. In addition to other descriptors, the writer says this cava offers “a harmony of infinite sensations.”

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    E. Guigal

    E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017

    Cotes du Rhone

    Given that this particular wine can be the introduction to the entire Rhône Valley for a drinker, as well as the position they occupy in the Rhône, it is not enough for the Guigals to make a good Côtes du Rhône. They are relentlessly driven to produce a distinctive and outstanding wine that drives interest in exploring the entirety of the Rhône.

    Château de Nalys

    Château de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grand Vin 2017


    The realization of the Guigal family's dream of Châfteauneuf-du-Pape: 3 extraordinary vineyards coming together in an intensely expressive, utterly complete wine. 

    Juvé & Camps

    Juvé & Camps Reserva de la Familia Gran Reserva 2017


    “Reserva de la Familia” (translating to ‘Reserve of the Family’) is one of the world's greatest sparkling wines, 100% estate, certified organic, always vintage-dated,  and all the more notable because of the quality needed to produce it without dosage.

    Juvé & Camps

    Juvé & Camps Gran Juvé Gran Reserva 2015


    Since it was first made in 1972, Gran Juvé has always been an emblematic cuvée, representing the best of Juvé & Camps. Categorized as 'Brut' with only 5g/l of dosage, it is only produced in exceptional vintages and is made using the best quality grapes from select vineyard plots. With a very long ageing time in the bottle of about 42 months, it showcases the intensity and complexity that Spanish sparkling wines can achieve.

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    E. Guigal

    Rhône Valley, France

    The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story.  Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world.  Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.

    Château de Nalys

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France

    Since its creation in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, the Guigal family has produced a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terroirs of Nalys realize a dream spanning three generations to join this leading prestigious and historic appellation. Marcel and Philippe Guigal will bring passion and rigour, their family quality philosophy, and the ambition of waving the flag of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at the very highest level. 

    Juvé & Camps


    Juvé & Camps is an indisputable worldwide leader of Spanish premium sparkling wines. This family-owned, 100% estate-based producer is revered in Spain for its painstaking focus on quality and sustainability, and its important role within the country’s conversation on fine wine in general. A winegrowing family for over 200 years, in 1921 Juvé started producing the first sparkling wines under their name. They have been pioneers in the viticulture and production of sparkling wines since then. If you have visited Spain, you have seen with your own eyes the prevalence of Juvé & Camps. It is not an exaggeration to call it a national institution.