The wish is to create a sanctuary for biodiversity in Provence, all while bringing exceptional terroir wines to life that are able to inspire a new generation of winegrowers and wine lovers. After dedicating three years to regenerating the soils, nourishing the vines and restoring the estate’s natural biodiversity, the first Rosé de Provence in organic conversion by the Château is now available: Château Galoupet Cru Classé Rosé 2021
It is an outstanding, exemplary wine, which is true to the Château Galoupet spirit more than anything, one of only 18 Provence Crus Classés since 1955. Managing viticulture from start to finish and transparency of sustainable practices at each stage of blending produces exceptional expression of the unique terroir that is Provence. All with the greatest respect of the environment, from soil to glass.
The roots of Château Galoupet run deep into the heart of Crystalline Provence, one of the oldest geological formations in the region. It enjoys a microclimate with three soil compositions specific to the region, which are reflected in the multiple expressions of Château Galoupet wine.
From the vineyard to the cellar, the harvests to the delicate processes of maturing and blending, the precision and care taken for each operation enables the best to be taken from each of the estate’s 41 plots and 6 grape varieties.
Château Galoupet aspires to become a sanctuary for biodiversity thanks to its unique ecosystem and 90 species of flora and fauna. As such, the estate is home to 150 beehives and one of the 12 queen bee fertilisation stations in the world.
Château Galoupet overlooks the Golden islands on the Côte d'Azur, and its sixty-nine hectares of vineyards and 77 hectares of protected wild woodland are a sanctuary for biodiversity. It is a model for organic viticulture and a pioneer for sustainability.
Only grapes from the estate are used to make Château Galoupet Cru Classé 2021 Rosé. It delicately blends the 6 grape varieties grown on the estate, particularly Tibouren, a rare, ancestral grape variety with intense aromas which the Romans brought to Provence. It is a pure terroir wine, with a rich and naturally aromatic palette of Provence.
It is complex and intense on the nose, with aromas of citrus and white fruit, bitter almonds and delicate floral aromas. It is full-bodied and layered with a long, mineral finish, perfect for enjoying with all meals, from aperitif to a spicy green curry, via lamb chops with rosemary.
Grenache: 49%, Syrah: 15%, Tibouren: 15%, Rolle: 12%, Cinsault: 7%, Mourvèdre/Cabernet/Sémillon: 2%
Château Galoupet has been converting to organic since 2020, and aims to offer exceptional and exemplary expression of the unique terroir that is Provence, in the greatest respect of the environment, from soil to glass.
Château Galoupet undertakes to preserve its unique ecosystem all while nourishing the biodiversity of 77 hectares of protected woodland and 69 hectares of vines. The fact the estate has more protected woodland than vines means it is a local sanctuary for biodiversity. Agroforestry and using plant cover to contribute to regenerating the site naturally are among the sustainable practices the Château Galoupet team have brought in.
In terms of “glass”, Château Galoupet Cru Classé Rosé 2021 is bottled in a brown glass bottle, which uses 70% recycled glass (against 0% for clear glass) and which only weighs 499 grams, i.e. 271 grams less than average rosé bottles.