Château Galoupet has a rich history dating back over 200 years. Situated in Provence’s oldest region, it was awarded the status of Cru Classé Cotes de Provence in 1955, and was one of just 18 estates to receive the honour. Having exchanged hands 15 times in the past two centuries, it was most recently refounded by Jessica Julmy in 2019. She held a vision for Château Galoupet: one of elegant, terroir-expressive wines, as well as its transformation into a blueprint for sustainable winemaking. Only grapes grown on the estate are used in winemaking. 69 hectares are under vine, while 77 hectares are set aside for wild protected woodland; environmentalism is a key focus for Château Galoupet Since 2019, full focus has been placed on regenerative work, improving the soils, vines and biodiversity of the estate. All vines have been in organic conversion since August 2020.
Seven grape varieties are planted on the estate: Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Rolle, Semillon, Syrah, and the rare Tibouren. This hard-to-grow grape is virtually unknown outside France’s Var department and just 2% of Provence’s vineyards are planted with it. Yet, Château Galoupet are investing significant amounts of time and energy into Tibouren vines, seeing it as their future signature varietal.
Its first rosés, produced under organic conversion, were released in March 2022. This includes its flagship wine: Château Galoupet Cru Classé, a rich, complex and partially barrel-aged rosé that features the intensely aromatic Tibouren.