Domaine Giraud Cotes du Rhone Les Sables dArene Vieilles Vignes Rouge 2016
Pierre Giraud and his wife Mireille, the parents of François and Marie today at the head of the estate, settled in 1974 on rented land. Pierre's mother, Eliane, comes from a six-century-old Châteauneuf wine-growing family, the Armeniers (now at the Marcoux estate). Initially, the Girauds sold their grapes to merchants. But in 1981 they created the Pierre Giraud estate, fitted out a cellar and began to sell their wine, and no longer their grapes, to merchants. In 1987, the four members of the family shared the vines and thus Mireille and Pierre inherited eight hectares, some of which had vines over 100 years old. It was not until 1998 that Pierre Giraud began bottling and marketing his wine. Also in 1998, the estate becomes “Domaine Giraud” and the children of Mireille and Pierre then begin their wine studies. With time and the support of their parents, they gradually took over the management of the estate. In 2001, the family invested in new winemaking equipment. The 19 hectares of vines are spread throughout the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, in places called La Crau, Les Terres Blanches, Les Gallimardes and Pignan near Rayas and include many exceptional Grenaches over 100 years old.
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