2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache de Pierre, Domaine Giraud

A head-turning cuvée produced entirely from old vine Grenache, grown on the sandy soils of Pignan and the classic galets roulées of Le Crau. Deep in the glass, the nose is exuberant, with fresh, deep, damsony fruit and notes of garrigue. On the palate it shows both great definition and terrific proportion, just falling the right side of heady. There is a layered sense to the damson and cherry fruit, as well as a scented herb and spice quality, and sweet notes of liquorice. What impresses is the cool sense of ripeness and the stony mineral traces on the finish. Nothing baked, just a wonderfully natural expression of fruit and terroir. Sensational Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the best vintage yet from this rising Domaine.

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£147.58
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£152.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2013 - 2022
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache de Pierre, Domaine Giraud
Domaine Giraud

Although they’ve got a history in the region dating back generations, the Giraud family are relative latecomers to wine, having been distillers for most of their history. They only got hold of their first vines in 1974, with brother and sister team, François and Marie, taking over from their parents in 1998. They focus on each plot in turn, creating some of Châteauneuf’s most elegant and precise wines that show none of the heaviness of some of their neighbours.

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