Domaine Giraud

François and Marie Giraud
19, Chemin du Bois de la Ville 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 490 837 349 Mobil: +33 616 999 197
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00 
Mail: contact@domainegiraud.fr 
Web: www.domainegiraud.fr  

    

In 1974 Pierre and Mireille Giraud founded the domain with 4 rented ha. At the same time they ran a destillery. In 1984 more vineyards were purchased and the destillery equipment were changed to tanks and foudres for winemaking. 
The daughter Marie and the son
François both got a solid wine education.
In 1998
the daughter Marie returned to the domain. At the same year the first wines were bottled at the domain. Later on François returned to the domain, and he and Marie took over after their parents. François is responsible for the vineyards and Marie for the vinification in the cellars. 
The estate covers 30 ha of vineyards
30 ha. 8 ha mainly with 100-years-old vines are situated in one block at Gallimardes, 1 ha of them with white varieties. The soil here is with big stones (galllimardes) with underlaying clay. A soil giving strong wines. At the lieux-dits Pignan and La Crau are also 100-years-old Grenache. The soil here is sandy.
Since 2011 the vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique.

Wines

Chateauneuf du Pape Promeses
2015: 100% Grenache from vines less than 50-years-old.
2/3 matured in cement tanks, the rest in older barrels.

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition  
2016: 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. 
Average age of vines 70 years. Grenache and Mourvedre maturing  for 18 months in concrete tanks and Syrah aged in barrels.

Chateauneuf du Pape Les Gallimardes
2016: 90% Grenache (centenary vines) and 10% Syrah ("only" 40-years-old).
Lieu-dit Gallimardes for this wine has the big stones with clay soils - a terroir for "strong" wines. Maturing/ageing as for Tradition.


Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Grenache de Pierre
2016: As the name indicate: 100% Grenache with centenary vines. The soil is sandy at  La Crau and Pignan. Matured in cement tanks for 18 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Les Gallimardes 
2016: Equal shares of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Clairette.
50% is fermented in barriques or demi-muids.

Cotes du Rhone Les Sables d'Arène
2016: 100% Grenache planted around 1950. The vines are grown inside AOP Lirac but here Grenache is not allowed as single variety in the vineyards

Cotes du Rhone Les Sables d'Arène
2016: 50% Clairette and 50% Grenache Blanc

VDF Marie & François
2016: 50% Syrah, 40% Cinsault and 10% other varieties.

 


Marie Giraud at Decouvertes 2013


François Giraud at Les Printemps 2018


Pierre Giraud. Photos: the domain's website.


Marie Giraud 2018

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