Château du Galoupet

DESCRIPTION

Galoupet: the Château is of very ancient origin and appears on the first map of France drawn up by order of King Louis XIV. It is one of the biggest wine estates in the Appellation and has a vaulted underground cellar.

“Galoupet” is thought to mean “Gallop”; unless the “p” was once a “b”, which would make “Galoubet”, a Provençal word for the whistle used by the “Tambourinaires”.

The vineyard extends, facing the sea, on 72 hectares of metamorphic rocks and hosts a variety of varieties: grenache, mourvèdre, cinsault, syrah, tibouren, rolle, semillon, chardonnay, cabernet, calladoc, carignan.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Wine Grape Varietal Age of the vines Nature of soil Technical Sheet
 

Château du Galoupet – Cru Classé

Grenache 40%, Cinsault 40%, Rolle 5%
Syrah 5%, Tibouren 5%, Mourvèdre 5%
30 years Schistose clay slopes

GENERAL INFORMATION

COUNTRY France
REGION Provence
APPELLATION(S) Côtes de Provence - Cru Classé
PRODUCER Château du Galoupet
FOUNDED officially mentioned on the first map of France during the reign of Louis XIV
SIZE OF THE VINEYARD 178 acres
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 320.000 bottles
FARMING Traditional
WEBSITE www.galoupet.com

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