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Domaine Robert Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre 2007

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

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 stream, letting shiso leaf and mineral ... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Domaine Robert Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre 750ml

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Winery: Domaine Giraud
Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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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 Robert Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/01/2009

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 stream, letting shiso leaf and mineral ... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Domaine Robert Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/23/2009

An extraordinary expression of old vine Grenache grown in sandy soils is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Grenaches de Pierre. The two wines it most closely resembles are Rayas and the Barroche Pure, another 100% Grenache from the identical vineyard ... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Domaine Robert Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 10/15/2009

A candidate for wine of the vintage is the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Grenaches de Pierre. The essence of kirsch liqueur in that Rayas/Chateau Lafleur style, this wine has great intensity, full-bodied power, a seamless, silky integration of acidity... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Domaine Robert Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre 750ml




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