Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape Wine, Complete Guide

Domaine Galevan Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape Wine, Complete Guide

Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone wine producer profile with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairings, best vintages, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews and images. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Domaine Galevan is one of the older estates in the Southern Rhone Valley, as it can date itself back to 1780. For much of that, like many smaller vineyards, they sold all their wine to negociants until 1968. Today, Domaine Galevan is managed by Coralie Goumarre, who began to manage the estate in 1995. Coralie Goumarre is the ninth generation of her family to be involved with Domaine Galevan.

In 2005, the first vintage of La Ferme du Mont was produced at the estate with Stephane Vedeau.

Domaine Galevan Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Domaine Galevan owns 2 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. 1.5 hectares are used for the production of red wine grapes. Only .5 hectares of vines are dedicated to growing white wine grape varieties. Domaine Galevan owns more land in the Cotes du Rhone appellation. In fact, they also own 47 hectares of vines in the Cotes du Rhone appellation. Domaine Galevan has been exclusively farming their vineyards using only biodynamic techniques for several years. In fact, they earned their Agriculture biologique certification in 2011.

Domaine Galevan produces 3 wines, 2 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 1 white Chateauneuf du Pape wines.

Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape comes from a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre. The grapes are completely destemmed. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for between 10-15 months before bottling.

Domaine Galevan Saint Georges – This is the estates newest wine. The first release was the 2009 vintage The wine is produced from 100% old vine Grenache that has vines that are close to 100 years of age. Yields for this cuvee are low, ranging for as low as 5 hectoliters per hectare, up to 18 hectoliters per hectare. The terroir is mostly rocks, stone, chalk and clay soils. The wine is aged in 500 liter new, French oak barrels for 15 months before bottling.

Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc comes from a blend of 80% Grenache Blanc and a mix of Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Clairette. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks.

Serving and Decanting Domaine Galevan with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine Galevan is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for an hour so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Domaine Galevan is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Domaine Galevan is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Domaine Galevan is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Domaine Galévan Wine Tasting Notes

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2013Domaine Galévan St. Georges  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)90 pts

From 100% Grenache, the wine really delivers black raspberries, kirsch and peppery aromatics, soft textures and a smooth, easy to like, spicy, fresh, fruit filled finish.

90 points - Tasted
2013Domaine Galévan  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)88 pts

Peppery black fruit, medium bodied, fresh, rich, clean, pure fruits and a sweet cherry finish.

88 points - Tasted
2010Domaine Galévan St. Georges  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)94 pts

Another great wine from the 2010 Southern Rhone vintage. This is filled with ripe, sweet, juicy, fat, dark red fruits, garrigue, jam, fennel, smoke and pepper. Lush, round and long, the kirsch in the finish really stays with you.

94 points - Tasted