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Pierre Gaillard, Malleval

One of the pioneers of the Northern Rhone, Pierre Gaillard produces a wide range of wines of exceptionally high quality. More...



£16.50 (Bottle)
£69.00 (6 btls in bond)

2015 Pierre Gaillard Crozes-Hermitage
Modern Crozes, very quaffable and approachable.
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£21.00 (Bottle)
£90.00 (6 btls in bond)

2016 Pierre Gaillard St Joseph 'Clos de Cuminaille'
Bright and zesty Syrah. lightly oaked. Only 12.5% ABV!
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£21.00 (Bottle)
£90.00 (6 btls in bond)

2015 Pierre Gaillard St Joseph 'Clos de Cuminaille'
Forward and very stylish oaked Syrah. JR: 16.5/20
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£30.00 (Bottle)
£135.00 (6 btls in bond)

2015 Pierre Gaillard St Joseph 'Les Pierres'
Delicious St Jo with big brawny fruit. A winner. JR: 16.5/20
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£30.00 (Bottle)
£135.00 (6 btls in bond)

2016 Pierre Gaillard St Joseph 'Les Pierres'
Gorgeous black Syrah, overlaid with a touch of barrique.
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£33.00 (Bottle)
£150.00 (6 btls in bond)

2016 Pierre Gaillard IGP des Collines Rhondannienes 'Asiaticus'
From an old Roman vineyard near Vienne, a top tier Syrah.
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£33.00 (Bottle)
£150.00 (6 btls in bond)

2015 Pierre Gaillard IGP 'Asiaticus'
Full-flavoured Syrah, Cote Rotie style from Seyssuel, near Vienne. JR: 16/20
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£50.00 (Bottle)
£234.00 (6 btls in bond)

2015 Pierre Gaillard Côte Rôtie 'Esprit de Blonde'
Delicious, complex Côte Blonde. Wonderful purity. Vinous: 92/100
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£66.00 (Bottle)
£315.00 (6 btls in bond)

2015 Pierre Gaillard Côte Rôtie 'Rose Pourpre'
Big, blockbuster Côte Rôtie, pure Syrah . JR: 16.5/20
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After graduating from Beaune and Montpellier, Pierre worked as vineyard manager in Cote Rotie before buying his first plot in St Joseph, 'Clos de Cuminaille' in the village of Malleval where he subsequently established his winery and home. Over the years he has added considerable holdings and now boasts an impressive range of wines from appellations all over the region including Condrieu, St Peray and St Joseph for white wines, Côte Rôtie, Cornas and several sites in St Joseph for reds. He now farms 25 hectares of vineyards on steep slopes of decomposing schist (Cote Rotie) and granite, producing 120,000 bottles of wine from Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne.

In 1996, Pierre began a collaboration with two other highly regarded growers in the area, Yves Cuilleron and Francois Villard, in a project to re-plant the Roman vineyard at Seyssuel, considered to have potential as great as the top sites of Côte Rôtie. The three men share three hectares under their 'Vind de Vienne' banner but each have a hectare from which Pierre produces the astonishing 'Asiaticus' cuvee (named after Decimus Valerius Asiaticus, a first century Roman senator from Vienne).

More recently, Pierre has established estates further south: in 2002 he bought Domaine Madeloc in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Roussillon) where he makes Collioure and sweet Banyuls wines and five years later, Domaine Cottebrune in Faugeres where the white wines are especially good.

See also: Pierre Gaillard     Domaine Madeloc    Domaine Cottebrune

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