Domaine Giraud

Domaine Giraud

The domaine began in 1974 when Pierre and Mireille Giraud, both from vine growing families, took on 4 hectares of vines as tenant farmers. Over the years they gradually increased the size of the domaine through purchasing rented vineyards and through inheritance. 

They also turned an old distillery into a winery and barrel-ageing cellar. In 1998 the estate passed to their children, Marie and François. There are now 19 hectares of vineyards in three parts of Châteauneuf although split into 64 parcels, 8 on the Crau plateau in the centre of the appellation known as the ‘Terres Blanches’, 8 in the Gallimardes area at the south of the appellation, an area with a very stony terroir, and the rest on sandy soil around Pignan in the Rayas area. Many of the vines are 100-year-old Grenache with plots of Mourvèdre, younger Syrah and also small amounts of white varieties. They concentrate very much on selecting parcel by parcel, using minimal intervention in both the vineyard and the winery, and are upgrading their cellar. The wines are bottled unfiltered and unfined. They are in conversion to organic viticulture. Three red wines are produced, the Tradition from a blend of the areas and grape varieties, the Gallimardes from that area and mostly Grenache, and the Grenache de Pierre from the sandy Crau and Pignan areas, all Grenache. These last two cuvées are not made every year. Marie and François are very serious and dedicated and making wonderful wines.

  1. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Grenaches, Giraud
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Grenaches de Pierre, Domaine Giraud 2012 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Deep, intense colour with hugely rich strawberry fruit initially, followed by herb and more deep...
    £74.00 per bottle
  2. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Gallimardes, Domaine Giraud 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Gallimardes, Domaine Giraud 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Rhône Valley
    Simply superb and one of our highest scoring wines of the vintage! This is from south of the...
    £TBA
  3. Côtes-du-Rhône, Vieilles Vignes, Les Sables d'Arène, Domaine Giraud 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Côtes-du-Rhône, Vieilles Vignes, Les Sables d'Arène, Domaine Giraud 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Dark, intense, mulberry notes on the nose; the palate is also deep, spicy, savoury and very...
    £TBA
  4. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Giraud 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Giraud 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Rhône Valley >
    Plenty of black fruit on the nose, damsons in the mouth. Big tannins with a solid, earthy feel, the...
    £TBA
  5. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Gallimardes, Domaine Giraud 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Gallimardes, Domaine Giraud 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Rhône Valley >
    An outstanding wine: complex, rich yet showing purity of fruit. The density is wonderful, the...
    £TBA
  6. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Grenaches de Pierre, Domaine Giraud 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Grenaches de Pierre, Domaine Giraud 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Rhône Valley >
    Complex and deep nose with raspberry fruit and leather coming through. Big, rich yet quite...
    £TBA
  7. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tradition, Giraud
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Giraud 2017
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    A very silky and seductive wine with wonderful fruit, smooth and rich with good tannins and spice...
    £39.95 per bottle