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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prémices

Domaine Giraud

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prémices Bottle
Appellation
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Variety
Grenache
Age of Vines
10-50
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Clay limestone, galets, sand
Altitude
40-110 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, fermented in concrete vats, 21-28 day maceration
Aging
Aged 10 months in concrete (2/3) and neutral French oak barrels (1/3)

Overview

With their elastic definition of young vines, the Giraud siblings have segregated their more youthful Grenache vines (anything up to 50 years old!) from Les Galimardes, Le Crau, Les Terres Blanches and Pignan to vinify them separately to make Prémices. A bright and forward style of Châteauneuf, it is immediately accessible but with a surprising depth and concentration. When there has been growing criticism that the best estates in the region are robbing their basic bottlings so they can make luxury cuvées, it is a refreshing change of pace to see the opposite approach done so successfully.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prémices

Source: WA

91

2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prémices

Source: WS

90-92

2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prémices

Source: VM

93

2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prémices

Source: WS

90

2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prémices

Source: VM

93

2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prémices

Source: WA

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Proprietor
    Famille Giraud
  • Winemaker
    Marie & François Giraud
  • Size / Elevation
    30 hectares / 30-110 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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