90 points Decanter
"This is a wine with stone fruit, hints of almond essence quince and fennel. Full bodied and oily, the palate is reminiscent of nougat and hints of tobacco. The saline finish makes it very enjoyable."
90 points Jeb Dunnuck
"...comes from sandy soils of Lirac and offers tons of licorice as well as notes of white peach and pineapple, medium bodied richness, good acidity and a layered, balanced style."
Vinous Reverie Notes
“After selling wine to negociants for many years, this estate began to estate bottle in 1998. With the assistance of the brilliant Philippe Cambie, the wines have soared in quality, and Domaine Giraud is now one of the more exciting domaines in Chateauneuf du Pape.” ~ Robert Parker
Tasting Notes: Les Sables d’Arene Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc comes from vineyards located in a sandy part of Lirac. A blend of Grenache Blanc and Clairette in roughly equal parts, it is a bright, clean and mineral-laden white wine. Variety: Grenache Blanc, Clairette. Organic Fermentation: Hand harvested, gentle pressing, fermentation in tank. Aging: Aged 6 months in tank (2/3) and neutral French oak barrels (1/3)