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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2010
Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2010
(search item no. 119910)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $41.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Attractive red cherry color with light purple tints. It displays nice kirsch and squashed plum aromas. There is a rounded chunky mouthfeel, weighty with strawberry jam, cooked cherry fruit, and lovely ripeness.

Blend: 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre

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About Domaine Giraud:

The "domaine" saw the light of day thanks to Pierre and Mireille Giraud's zeal and two families coming together. The story begins in 1974 when Pierre and Mireille, as their parents did before them, took on 4 hectares (10 acres) of vines. Little by little the Domaine has grown through years exclusively on the appellation.

In 1998, Pierre was ready to pass on his love of the vine and wine to his children. Marie and François took on the estate hand-in-hand. Under their parents’ watchful eye, they devoted themselves to tending vines and winemaking. They focused their efforts on selecting parcel by parcel, doing minimal treatments, upgrading their cellar to make finer and finer wines while respecting family traditions. François tries hard to tend each parcel and variety respecting the "terroir" as much as possible, that alchemy nature provides us with, to fully express our grapes' full character.