The E. Guigal label covers an extensive range produced from the length and breadth of the Rhône Valley. The firm is far and away the largest producer of Côte-Rôtie and also owns Domaine de BONSERINE, Domaine de VALLOUIT as well as the merchant house of VIDAL FLEURY. The vibrant red Côtes du Rhône, if not quite of the quality of a decade ago, remains a model of consistency. The Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde, which is sourced mainly from bought-in fruit, is good rather than great. More impressive is the Hermitage, which is dense and concentrated. It generally offers very fair value for the appellation. The southern Rhône wines in general lack the quality and refinement of their northern counterparts. The top Guigal wines appear under the separate CHÂTEAU D’AMPUIS label.