Château du Galoupet 2006 Rosé (Côtes de Provence)
A finely structured wine, more serious than many rosés, but still with all the right fresh, crisp fruits. Blending Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, it exudes southern warmth, without losing its elegance and fresh red fruit character.
Château du Galoupet 2007 Rosé (Côtes de Provence)
A pale salmon-colored rosé, this is largely Cinsault (60%), with the rest a blend of Grenache and Syrah. It’s more minerally than most, with canteloupe and pomegranate fruit and a minerally finish reminiscent of smoky quartz.
Château du Galoupet 2005 Tibur Rosé (Côtes de Provence)
Here’s an interesting rosé fans of obscure winegrapes will love. It’s 90% Tibouren, an old variety indigenous to Provence that’s known for its finesse but also for its difficulty in the vineyard. This wine also stays an entire year in tank resting on its lees, so it’s not a fruit-forward rosé at all. Hints of apricot and peach are subtle, with the emphasis being on…
Château du Galoupet 2005 Red (Côtes de Provence)
Not as impressive as Galoupet’s white or rosé, this blend of Syrah (60%), Grenache (20%) and Mourvèdre (20%) shows a strong earthy, minerally component garnished with bits of cedar and spice. There’s some plummy fruit carried by soft tannins and moderate palate weight, but the earthy notes are dominant, ending on hints of game.