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Giraud Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre Proprietary Blend Wine 2011

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Just slightly more impressive the 2011 Domaine Giraud Chbteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvie les Grenaches de Pierre might just be the wine of the vintage. More fresh and poised than the Les Gallimardes it offers up a mineral-drenched bouquet of black cherry new leather spice cake and licorice to go with a full-bodied gorgeously textured and perfectly balanced palate. Very concentrated and rich especially for a 2011 this beauty should also be relatively approachable on release yet also has more than enough tannin to keep it drinking well for 12-15+ years. - Jeb Dunnuck Rhone Report The.

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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 Giraud Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre Proprietary Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Just slightly more impressive the 2011 Domaine Giraud Chbteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvie les Grenaches de Pierre might just be the wine of the vintage. More fresh and poised than the Les Gallimardes it offers up a mineral-drenched bouquet of black cherry new leather spice cake and licorice to go with a full-bodied gorgeously textured and perfectly balanced palate. Very concentrated and rich especially for a 2011 this beauty should also be relatively approachable on release yet also has more than enough tannin to keep it drinking well for 12-15+ years. - Jeb Dunnuck Rhone Report The.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/30/2014

Just slightly more impressive the 2011 Domaine Giraud Ch


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/30/2014

Shockingly good given that it


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/30/2014

Opaque ruby. Sexy raspberry and Asian spices on the nose with notes of lavender and sandalwood adding complexity. Sweet sappy and expansive offering intense red and dark berry flavors and velvety texture. Rich and graceful Chateauneuf finishing with appealingly sweet notes of candied red berries and flowers. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

Just slightly more impressive the 2011 Domaine Giraud Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée les Grenaches de Pierre might just be the wine of the vintage. More fresh and poised than the Les Gallimardes it offers up a mineral-drenched bouquet of black cherry n... Rhone Report The A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2011 2011 Giraud Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Grenache de Pierre Proprietary Blend 750ml




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