2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition, Domaine Giraud

Marie commented on the extremely small, thick-skinned berries which make the heart of this ‘basic’ cuvée. This is no fruit bomb, with violets and an earthy mineral edge, then wave upon wave of bramble fruit. The Gallimardes cuvée wasn’t made in 2012 so that fruit ended up in here.

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Case, 6 Bottles
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  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Grape
    60% Grenache/Garnacha
    35% Shiraz/Syrah
    5% Mourvèdre
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2032
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  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition, 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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