Domaine de Galuval is nestled between Cairanne and Rasteau in the hinterland of Provence in the Southern Rhône. It has 49 hectares in various parcels covering some of the best terroir around the Mont Ventoux, along with some of the oldest vines in the region of local varietals such as Caladoc. Low intervention and perfect growing conditions combined with careful parcel selection and judicious ageing result in thoroughly modern wines that remain true to the individual character of each vintage. Winemaker Emmanuel Couzi’s style is guided by the richness of the fruit and the diversity of each terroir.
The emblem of the Domaine de Galuval, the Rooster spins around as the weathervane is battered by the wind. The Mistral and the benefit it brings are what help their vineyards to prosper, ventilating the vines, keeping the grapes healthy and chasing away the clouds to allow them to reach perfect maturity.
This wine is an invitation to explore the highest terroir in Cairanne, the Montagne de Ventabren. Benefitting from altitude sunshine and a terroir of marl and scree, it is famed for being home to the finest parcels of the Cairanne cru. Each grape variety reveals a different aspect: Syrah draws its freshness and structure from it, and Grenache its intensity and richness.
It is garnet red with bright violet gleams. The nose speaks of conviviality with its delicious fruitiness. The Syrah offers its wild cherry notes, and the Grenache its aromas of strawberry and raspberry. In the mouth we find an elegant, well-structured wine, with red berry fruit. Ageing in barrel or foudre from a selection of French forests for 12 months structures and enhances the aromatic palette.
Absolutely fabulous with a bacon sandwich, BBQ pork, gouda, beef stew, vegan blue cheese-burger or spaghetti meatballs