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
    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. Grenaches de Sixte, Giraud
    Côtes-du-Rhône Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Giraud 2015
    Grenache 15.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    This 100% Grenache is made from 60 year old vines grown in sandy soils, on the terraces of Lirac....
    £15.00 per bottle £15.95 per bottle
  3. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tradition, Giraud
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Giraud 2016
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley >
    A very silky and seductive wine with wonderful fruit, smooth and rich with good tannins and spice...
    £35.00 per bottle
  4. Grenaches de Sixte, Giraud
    Côtes-du-Rhône Vieilles Vignes, Les Sables d'Arène, Domaine Giraud 2016
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    Lovely, pure wine with great red and black fruit character and very fine tannins from mainly 60...
    £15.00 per bottle £16.95 per bottle
  5. Grenaches de Sixte, Giraud
    Les Grenaches de Sixte, Côtes-du-Rhône, Domaine Giraud 2011
    Grenache 15.0% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    This 100% Grenache is made from 60 year old vines grown in sandy soils, on the terraces of Lirac....
    £16.00 per bottle
  6. 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