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The domain was born in 1974 when Pierre and Mireille Giraud decided to change careers from distillery to farming and viticulture.
The Giraud family began by leasing 4 hectares of land, they were familiar with Chateauneuf du Pape and winemaking as they were related to the Armenier family, owners of Domaine de Marcoux.
The next step in Domaine Giraud's growth came in 1981 when the family gave up their distillery business to become full-time winemakers. By 1987, the estate had doubled in size. Since 1998, the estate has been managed by Marie Giraud and François Giraud.
1998 was clearly a decisive year for Domaine Giraud. That year marked the first vintage of the Cuvée Giraud Les Gallimard, the first wine produced, bottled and sold by the estate.
Prior to that vintage, as mentioned, their harvest was purchased by négociants or other producers in the region. Since 2001, Marie Giraud and François Giraud have continued to expand their responsibilities at Domaine Giraud.
Domaine Giraud has continued to expand its holdings in the Southern Rhône. Currently, they own 17 hectares of vineyards that are spread over 64 separate parcels in the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation.
Their best vines are the grenaches that were planted over 100 years ago in the La Crau area. Since 2008, they have switched to 100% organic farming. With the 2011 vintage, Domaine Giraud was certified as biodynamic because they only use 100% biodynamic viticultural techniques. Philippe Cambie is the consultant of the Domaine.
Domaine Giraud Tradition - From an average blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre, the grapes are on average nearly 70 years old. The terroir consists of rock, sand, clay and limestone soils. The vines are planted in the localities of Bois de la Ville, la Cerise, les Galimardes, le Tresquoys and Valori.
The grapes are entirely destemmed. The Grenache and Mourvèdre grapes are aged in cement vats while the Syrah is aged in barrels for 12 months before being bottled. The average production is between 2,000 and 2,500 cases.
Domaine Giraud Cuvée Gallimardes - The wine is named after the commune where the vines are planted. Produced from 90% old Grenache vines and 10% Syrah, the Grenache comes from vines that are on average nearly 100 years old. The terroir is made up of pure pebbles in the place called Les Galimardes.
Fully de-stemmed, the Grenache is aged in a combination of steel and cement or steel tanks, and the Syrah is aged in 10% new French oak barrels for 12 months. Production averages about 750 cases per year.
Domaine Giraud Les Grenache de Pierre - Produced from 100% old Grenache vines, the vines are mostly over 100 years old. The vines are located in 2 vineyards, La Crau, with its clay and sand soils, and in the Pignan area, where there is more sand.
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The best vintages of Domaine Giraud are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005 and 2001.
Domaine Giraud produces 3 Chateauneuf du Pape red wines, 1 Chateauneuf du Pape White and 1 Cotes du Rhone appellation wine.