Le P'tit Galoupet Cru Classé (2018) - Price for 6 bottles
The historical Château du Galoupet appears on the first viticultural map of France made by order of King Louis XIV. It now is one of the most important domains of the Côtes de Provence appellation. The estate spreads over 160 ha including hills covered with scrubland and holm oaks where walking paths have been created to make a tour of the 72-hectare vineyard, planted on sloping hillsides, facing east-west and north-south. The sheltered and slightly windy micro-climate of the place is ideal for the farming of a sound vineyard.
Classed in 1955, Château du Galoupet is acquired in 1970 by the Schivdasani family who restructures the vineyard, renews the plots of land and installs a drip irrigation on 55 ha. The planted grape varieties include Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Shiraz, Tibouren, Rolle, Sémillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Calladoc and Carignan, and allows to give subtlety to the blends.
This wine estate presents a great soil diversity, a clayey-calcareous terroir at the foot of the Chateau and schistose on the hill. Technical manager Gilles Bascle, oenologist, sums up the treatments allocated to this vineyard: “To obtain quality, we operate green harvest in June-July, when the vegetation is sturdy, on all the domain which is maintained in integrated farming. All year round, the work of the soils is important, the vines are on average 25 years old, the old vines reach half a century and are reserved for red wines.
The wine is dry with medium acidity, medium alcohol, and medium body. The low level tannins are soft and do not hold. The flavours have a medium intensity and follow the nose with notes of strawberry and lime zest. There is a white pepper character that was not detected on the nose. The finish has a medium length.
This price includes 6 bottles of wine
Available only per multiple of 6