EVERY GRAPE HAS ITS OWN SONG

The 7 different grapes used for rosé wine at Château Galoupet are important in our rosé winemaking: Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Rolle, Semillon, Syrah and Tibouren. Tibouren grape in particular is very special and unique to Côtes de Provence rosé, but each variety has its own specific needs. We tailor planting and pruning methods to each, as well as viticulture decisions such as the nutrients – calcium, nitrogen or potassium – we provide by way of organic compost administered plot-by-plot. Thanks to our thorough understanding of the needs of each vine, we are able to monitor them closely and care for them with the greatest accuracy, resulting in a high-quality Provençal rosé.
Mathieu Meyer, Estate Director, walking in and checking the organic vineyards of Château Galoupet, Cru Classé Côtes de Provence.

WINEMAKING WITH THE UTMOST PRECISION

The way we make rosé wine that retains the freshness and intensity of each grape variety from the vineyard to glass involves taking extreme care after harvest as well. Our rosé winemaking methods involve gently pressing the fruit in our two state-of-the-art inert presses, which allows us to preserve the pulp aromatics of the fruit while also protecting the grapes from oxidation. Each plot, including those that produce Tibouren rosé wine, is vinified and aged separately in vats or barrels to enable the precise expression of each variety and our three distinct micro-terroirs in the final blend. Barrels are scrupulously selected, and wines aged with masterful accuracy in new or one-year-old French oak, which leads to full-bodied terroir-driven French rosé wine with remarkable ageing potential.
Organic rosé wine ageing in oak barrels in the cellars of Château Galoupet Cru Classé Côtes de Provence.

A PASSIONATE WINEMAKING TEAM

Mathieu Meyer, Estate Director, grew up in Africa where he developed a deep interest in biology. In France, he studied agricultural engineering at AgroParisTech and HEC, then obtained a diploma in oenology and became Operations Manager at Moët Hennessy in the Caribbean (Rum) and Australia (Wine & Champagne). Mathieu is fascinated by the complexity of the living world, and his fatherhood has reinforced his commitment to protect it - a commitment he shares with Château Galoupet. Mathieu works closely with Pauline Audema, Vineyard Manager, who is an agricultural engineer and oenologist. She works in tandem with Johanna Vandermeersch, cellar manager, who has been with the estate for four years. Ludovic Stievet, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Manager, is also in charge of regenerating the estate's protected forests. They are part of the passionate production team of Château Galoupet.
Mathieu Meyer, Estate Director, tastes rosé wine in Château Galoupet Cru Classé Côtes de Provence organic vineyards.