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Chateauneuf du Pape Grenaches des Pierre Domaine Giraud 94 2012

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"The cream of the lineup, and possibly the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Grenaches de Pierre is an incredible effort that possesses notions of bouquet garni, pepper, licorice, cassis and crushed stone-like minerality. Full-bodied, powerful and layered, yet also elegant and with terrific intensity and depth, it too should be reasonably approachable in its youth and evolve gracefully for 15 years or more. If you can, don’t miss a chance to latch on to a few of these...94-97" WA 10/13 "Inky ruby. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes candied red fruits and cherry-cola, complicated by suggestions of smoky minerals, fresh flowers, cinnamon and suave oak spices. Deep, round and expansive, offering sweet, highly concentrated dark fruit flavors, lively minerality and a hint of floral pastilles. A rich and powerful yet graceful wine, boasting exceptional balance and strong finishing cling...93-95" IWC 01/14

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Domaine Giraud:
The 'domaine' saw the light of day thanks to Pierre and Mireille's zeal and two families coming together. Pierre Giraud is the son of a long line of winegrowers going back more than six centuries. Descendant of the Arrnenier family, he's always tended his vineyard with loving care. The Buou family owned the village distillery for generations; Mireille has always worked alongside her husband hel... Read more
The 'domaine' saw the light of day thanks to Pierre and Mireille's zeal and two families coming together. Pierre Giraud is the son of a long line of winegrowers going back more than six centuries. Descendant of the Arrnenier family, he's always tended his vineyard with loving care. The Buou family owned the village distillery for generations; Mireille has always worked alongside her husband helping to expand the vineyard. Now she looks after the day-to-day running of the Domaine. The story begins in 1974 when Pierre and Mireille took on 4ha (10 acres) of vines as tenant farmers. For 12 years, the domaine would grow little by little through purchasing pieces of rented land. In 1981. Pierre and Mireille turned the family distillery into a winemaking and barrel-ageing cellar. That same year, the domaine 's first vintage would be born. In 1987. the running of the Armenier family's vineyard was handed down to their children. Pierre and Mireille took care of 8ha (20 acres) of 100 year old vines found on the Crau plateau, Les Terres Blanches ('White Earth'), the Gallimardes and the sandy soils around Pignan in the Rayas area. In 1998. Pierre was ready to pass on his love of the vine and wine to his children. Marie and Francois took on the estate hand-in-hand. Under their parents' watchful eye. they devoted themselves to tending vines and winemaking. They focused their efforts on selecting parcel by parcel, doing minimal treatments, upgrading their cellar to make finer and finer wines while respecting family traditions. Read less

External Reviews for Chateauneuf du Pape Grenaches des Pierre Domaine Giraud 94

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Vintage: 2010 06/10/2014

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2010 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition - France - Region: Rhone - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 2010 10/22/2014

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Vintage: 2010 07/28/2012

While no Chateauneuf du Pape Les Grenaches de Pierre was produced in 2009, the 2010 is spectacular. Its dense black/purple color is hard to believe given the fact it is 100% Grenache aged entirely in concrete. Deep, full-bodied and unctuously texture... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Giraud, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 09/15/2011

Silky and deceptively ripe, with stylish incense, black tea and raspberry hints up front that turn darker and denser through the finish, where fig paste and graphite notes fill in. The long finish really gains steam as it moves along, letting shiso l... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Giraud, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 10/22/2014

Red wine 2007 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape France Region: Rh Free Shipping Insurance


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Vintage: 2007 10/22/2014

Red wine 2007 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Gallimardes Magnum France Region: Rh Free Shipping Insurance



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"The cream of the lineup, and possibly the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Grenaches de Pierre is an incredible effort that possesses notions of bouquet garni, pepper, licorice, cassis and crushed stone-like minerality. Full-bodied, powerful and layered, yet also elegant and with terrific intensity and depth, it too should be reasonably approachable in its youth and evolve gracefully for 15 years or more. If you can, don’t miss a chance to latch on to a few of these...94-97" WA 10/13 "Inky ruby. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes candied red fruits and cherry-cola, complicated by suggestions of smoky minerals, fresh flowers, cinnamon and suave oak spices. Deep, round and expansive, offering sweet, highly concentrated dark fruit flavors, lively minerality and a hint of floral pastilles. A rich and powerful yet graceful wine, boasting exceptional balance and strong finishing cling...93-95" IWC 01/14

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