Pierre Gaillard

Pierre Gaillard has emerged from a non-oenological background to become a firmly established winemaker in the Northern Rhône. After seven years learning the trade at Vidal-Fleury and Guigal, he set up his own Domaine in 1986. He now has holdings in St-Joseph, Côte Rôtie and Condrieu and is a highly regarded figure. The two red St Joseph cuvées offer great value: Clos de La Cuminaille being a rich, gritty and structured wine while the Les Pierres, aged in 100% new wood, is finer and creamier. His standard Côte Rôtie blend is made from Syrah from both northern and southern sites with up to 5% Viognier making a very well balanced, floral wine with pure and wild forest fruits exploding onto the palate. His Rose Pourpe is made purely with Syrah grapes from plots around Rosier next door to La Landonne which, after fermentation, are matured in 100% new oak. It is a dense and weighty wine whose crunchy block of blackberry fruit flavours always require at least seven years of bottle age to soften.
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Colour Range:
Red
Number of Wines:
1 wine
Price Range:
£600.00 - £600.00
Pierre Gaillard