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Domaine du Galet des Papes

Chateauneuf-du-Pape FranceCountry/Region: France - Rhone Valley - Chateauneuf du Pape AOC - Cotes du Rhone AOC

Domaine du Galet des Papes is located in the village of Chateauneuf du Pape.
Jean-Luc Mayard started in 1976 but the Cellar was built by his Grand Father. He works with his wine and his daughter, Blandine.

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History
Date Founded: 1976
Owner: Jean-Luc Mayard

The Family MAYARD, a Chateauneuf-du-Pape native, already owned a property at the time of Napoléon III.
The 2nd generation, Lucien MAYARD, undertakes to grow vines on the lands inherited from his father.
The 3rd generation, Marius MAYARD and Fernand MAYARD. Fernand, brother of Marius and uncle of Roger, built the winery in 1929.
The 4th generation, Roger MAYARD, married to Alice MERLE, owned some additionnal lands, starts the bottling and develops commercialization.
The 5th generation, in 1976, when Jean-Luc MAYARD, the son, takes the succession "Domaine Roger MAYARD" becomes "Domaine Roger MAYARD & Fils".
When his father Roger MAYARD retires, the "Domaine" is then called : "Domaine Mayard Jean-Luc".
In 1990 the Domaine becomes "Domaine du Galet des Papes". It symbolises the prestigious synthesis of our vineyard, spread with big rolled pebbles.
The 6th generation, Blandine MAYARD, after seven years of studies and work experiences about the different stapes of the vineyard and the wine, installs to the Domaine in 2012 !


Winery/Vineyards
Winery Acreage: 13 hectares (32 acres)
Varietals Produced: Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Vaccarese for the reds.
Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc for the Whites.
Winemaker: Jean-Luc Mayard

The Estate is 13.9 hectares in size. 13 of them are within the Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC (12 hecatres for the red and 1 hectare for the white), the rest (0.9 hectare) is Cotes-du-Rhone AOC. 

They have 22 different parcels.