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
E-Shop from website (price range from 30€)
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 accordint to website December 2020
Chateauneuf du Pape Prémesis
2018: From younger vines
Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5%
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
2017: 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. Grenache
matured in concrete. Syrah in barrels for 18 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Grenache de Pierre
2018: 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
2019: Equal shares of Grenache Blanc,
Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Clairette.
50% is fermented in barriques or demi-muids.
Les Sables d'Arène
2018: 60% Grenache planted around 1950, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre.
Cotes du Rhone
Blanc Les Sables
2019: 50% Clairette
and 50% Grenache Blanc
IGP Vaucluse m&f
2019: 50% Syrah, 40% Cinsault, 10% other varieties.
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