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.
|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|
|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|