2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Gallimardes, Domaine Giraud

Les Gallimardes is in the southern part of the appellation, where vines well over 100 years old grow in the iconic pudding stone vineyards. Marie commented that the old vines are coping particularly well with the hot dry summers, with the deep roots still able to access water even in a drought. It wasn’t made in 2018, but is back in style in 2019, so fragrant and plush.

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  • Region & country
    Gallimardes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Grape
    90% Grenache/Garnacha
    10% Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2035
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  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Gallimardes, 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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