Domaine Girard

Domaine Girard

Domaine Girard: A Legacy of Winemaking Excellence in Malepère

Unveiling the Secrets of a Family Estate:

Nestled in the heart of Malepère, Domaine Girard isn't just a winery; it's a story spanning generations. Since 1928, the Girard family has nurtured a deep connection to the land, meticulously crafting wines that reflect the unique terroir and their unwavering passion.

A Journey Through Time:

  • 1928: Jean Girard, the great-grandfather, establishes the estate, laying the foundation for a family legacy.
  • 1940s: Eugène Girard, his son, takes over, expanding the vineyards and focusing on traditional grape varieties.
  • 1980s: André and Marie-Hélène Girard usher in a new era, embracing modern grape varieties and expanding the cellar.
  • 2000: Philippe, the current winemaker, produces the first vintages under the "Domaine Girard" label, continuing the family tradition with fresh perspective.

Unveiling the Essence of Malepère:

The magic of Domaine Girard lies in its unique terroir. "Malepère," meaning "bad stone" in Occitan, might sound contradictory, but its fragile sandstone allows deep root penetration, fostering exceptional grapes. Situated at the Western edge of Languedoc, the vineyards benefit from both oceanic and Mediterranean influences, creating a distinct climate ideal for Cabernet, Merlot, and Malbec.

From Vine to Glass:

At Domaine Girard, meticulous care is given to every step of the winemaking process.

  • Whites: Crafted solely from Chardonnay, they boast an aromatic and refreshing profile. Night harvesting and careful juice selection ensure optimal freshness. 
  • Reds: Hand-harvested and meticulously transported, Pinot Noir and Malepère wines showcase vibrant fruit notes and cater to diverse preferences and aging potential.

Treasures of the Terroir:

  • Pinot Noir Pech Calvel: This sun-kissed plot yields a wine of exceptional maturity and delicate finesse.
  • Malepère Cuvée Néri: Old vines on high hillsides offer perfect ripeness, resulting in a beautifully balanced wine where fruit and wood seamlessly marry after barrel aging.

Discover the Legacy:

Domaine Girard's wines are more than just wine; they are an embodiment of family heritage, meticulous craftsmanship, and a deep understanding of the land. Explore their selection and uncover the unique flavors that speak of Malepère's singular magic.

Browse our website or visit our shops in Liphook or Petersfield to browse the Domaine Girard collection and embark on a journey of taste discovery. Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to recommend a perfect bottle for your palate and occasion.

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