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Domaine Giraud Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Gallimardes 2007

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"The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Gallimardes (90% concrete-aged Grenache and 10% oak-aged Syrah) exhibits a dense purple color, full body, and a broodingly backward, unevolved personality. The most youthful and long term effort of this trio, unlike most 2007 Chateauneuf du Papes, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and should offer 20-25 years of drinkability if kept in a cold cellar. Ethereal aromas of spring flowers, charcoal, black raspberries, and jammy black cherries are present in this formidably endowed 2007 that is just beginning to hint at its ultimate potential. Forget it for a few years and enjoy this elixir over the following 20 years...95" WA 10/09

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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 Domaine Giraud Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Gallimardes

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
05/25/2016

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


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

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


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2007 - Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Gallimardes Magnum - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 1500 ml.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
04/06/2015

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"The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Gallimardes (90% concrete-aged Grenache and 10% oak-aged Syrah) exhibits a dense purple color, full body, and a broodingly backward, unevolved personality. The most youthful and long term effort of this trio, unlike most 2007 Chateauneuf du Papes, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and should offer 20-25 years of drinkability if kept in a cold cellar. Ethereal aromas of spring flowers, charcoal, black raspberries, and jammy black cherries are present in this formidably endowed 2007 that is just beginning to hint at its ultimate potential. Forget it for a few years and enjoy this elixir over the following 20 years...95" WA 10/09

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