Sister and brother couple Marie and François Giraud took over this property from their father ten years ago and have today 19 hectares. They have great respect for the appellation and the terroir but have also introduced some modern ideas in the wine making. Destemming, for example, which was not systematically done before. Marie says that the stems (la rafle) give the wine a green taste and harsh tannins. Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Gallimardes 2006, with a bouquet of fresh fruit, liquorice, black olives and tapenade, with an intense yet soft mouth feel.
A modern-style chateauneuf with lots of fruit and concentration and a very clean style. (Watch our video interview with Marie, in their wine cellar, on BKWine TV.)
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