Galimardes

When the domaine was created « Les Galimardes » already existed. This area found to the south of the appellation has always been part of our family. Here we grow 100 year old Grenache, Syrah and several white varieties. Classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape terrain, it’s made up of big round pebbles on the surface that radiate gentle heat in the evening helping to concentrate the grapes. This cuvée is in our own image evoking a modern, vibrant and concentrated style: it promises rich powerful flavours.
The red Galimardes combines refined elegance, power and roundness at the same time.

Harvest, winemaking

We decide on the picking date by tasting the berries. We pick the berries in two goes to allow perfect grape ripeness. We do the first rigorous selection by vine and again in the winery to make sure we get the best quality grapes. 100% de-stemming depen- ding on the vintage.
We use gentle extraction techniques, fermentation lasting about three weeks to one month with a cold maceration at the start. The must is then heated to around 28°C.

Aging

The Grenache is aged for 18 months in cement vats.
Ageing in used Bordeaux barriques is reserved for the Syrah to promote micro-oxygenation and give structure.
To help retain lively aroma and flavour, our wines aren’t filtered or fined.

Keeping

It can be enjoyed young from 3 to 4 years, with 20-25 years’ ageing potential.

Tasting note

Attractive, intense blood-red colour. Shows an elegant nose with strawberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit. Powerful on the palate, it’s full-bodied yet smooth with flavours of apple & cherry compote, raspberry tinged with liquorice, white pepper and wild herbs.

Blend

100 year old Grenache (90%), Syrah (10%).

Soils

Rounded pebbles on the surface, clay underneath.

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