Interview with Marie Giraud co-proprietor and co-winemaker of Domaine Giraud. She runs the property with his brother Francois. It’s a family vineyard since 40 years back. Marie works with the Vinification and Francois works with the vineyards. It is located in Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone Valley (France).
They make three different wine cuvees with various portions of grenache, syrah and mourvedre.
-Les Gallimardes (vieilles vignes)
-La Crau (viellies vignes, 100% grenache)
They are very fond of grenache and their wines all have a big portion of grenache. They make quite modern grenache, with good extraction and lots of fruit.
They debud and sometimes do green harvest in the vineyards. They sometimes go over the vineyards twice to select the grapes when they are at top maturity. They also select the bunches and the grapes both in the vineyards and on a sorting table when they arrive inn the vineyards. They do use a little barrel aging but not too much.
They have quite a big export to the United States. Chateauneuf has become quite popular in the USA, not least because Robert Parker (a famous wine guru) have praised it and given it high points.
[F] Entretien avec la vigneronne Marie Giraud, co-proprietaire du domaine Giraud.
Une propriete dans le vignoble Chateauneuf-du-Pape, une region viticole dans le sud de la vallee du Rhone connu pour ses vins charnu. Elle parle de ses vins, sa vinification et son facon de faire et deguster son vin.
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