Galoupet: the Château is of very ancient origin and appears on the first map of France drawn up by order of King Louis XIV.

It is one of the biggest wine estates in the Appellation and has a vaulted underground cellar.

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It has an intriguing, typically Provençal-sounding name. Was it once a coaching inn?

“Galoupet” is thought to mean “Gallop”; unless the “p” was once a “b”, which would make “Galoubet”, a Provençal word for the whistle used by the “Tambourinaires”.

Total area: 165 hectares

Vineyard area: 72 hectares

Production: 2900 hl

 

vigne-triangle-800x600Situated on the coast, you can admire the town of Hyères les Palmiers, the Fort de Brégançon and the island of Porquerolles from its hills. At the heart of a 165-hectare estate, the Château is surrounded by luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation, including palm, lemon, orange and eucalyptus trees.

The vineyards extend over 72 hectares of metamorphic rock, overlooking the sea.

They are planted with a wide variety of vines that are an average 25 years old: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Syrah, Tibouren, Rolle, Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Calladoc and Carignan. Vinification, ageing and bottling take place in a large single cellar fitted out with the most modern equipment.