The estate was born in 1974 when Pierre and Mireille Giraud decided to change careers from the distillery business to growers and wine makers. The Giraud family started off by renting 4 hectares of land. The Giraud family were familiar with Chateauneuf du Pape and wine making because they are related to the Armenier family, the owners of Domaine de Marcoux.
Brilliant oenologist, Philippe Cambie, has completely resurrected this estate, where he is now turning out some of the most extraordinary wines of the appellation, with the old vine Les Grenaches de Pierre an outstanding clone of Rayas. That's not surprising in view of the fact that it comes from the pure sandy soils near Rayas. With the 2011 vintage, Domaine Giraud was certified as a biodynamic estate as they only use 100% biodynamic vineyard techniques. Philippe Cambie consults the domaine.
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