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 
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. 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.

François Giraud

Marie Giraud at les Printemps 2019

Wines according to website December 2020

Chateauneuf du Pape Prémesis
2018: From younger vines

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition  
2018: 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
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.

Lirac Les Sables d'Arène
2018: 60% Grenache planted around 1950, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Les Sables d'Arène
2019: 50% Clairette and 50% Grenache Blanc

IGP Vaucluse m&f
2019: 50% Syrah, 40% Cinsault, 10% other varieties.

Go to    Home   Chateauneuf du Pape   Lirac