Domaine du Galet des Papes

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The Mayard family have been in Châteauneuf du Pape since the days of Napoleon. Not surprisingly there are quite a view different wineries owned by Mayards.

Fernand Mayard built the first cellars in 1929 and his grand-son, Jean-Luc Mayard took over as the fifth generation of winegrowers in 1976. Jean-luc was joined by his daughter, Blandine after completing her wine studies and work experience at other wine estates. Domaine du Galet des Papes cultivates 13 ha of land in Châteauneuf du Pape with 1 ha in Côtes du Rhône.

Their Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards are mainly located on three diverse terroir: Les Seres in the south (clayish-gravel with stones), Valori in the east (sand, clay and pebbles), Cabrières in the north (clay, sand and large rocks). The wine making is traditional with partial de-stalking, co-fermentation of the different varieties in concrete and long maceration periods.

The red wines are mostly matured in foudres. The reds are of a classic old style – wild herbs, firm tannins and power. The white Châteauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied wine that works well with chicken and mature cheeses.

In the US, the wines are also sold under the The “Pieds Dans Les Galets” label. This label is used by one of their US importers, Kysela and is the same wine as sold under the “Galets des Papes”.

Wine Details

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Châteauneuf du Pape White: Majority Grenache Blanc with Clairette and Bourboulenc. Rocky with clay and limestone. Matured in stainless and a little oak. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years.

Côtes du Rhône: Majority Grenache with Mourvèdre and Syrah. Matured in concrete. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape: Majority Grenache with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Vaccarése. Rocky with clay and limestone. Matured in old large oak barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape “Vieilles Vignes”: Majority very old vine Grenache with Mourvèdre, and Syrah. Rocky with clay and limestone. Matured in old large oak barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

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Listed below: Three in USA, One in UK


Timeless Wines

Ships to all states

Wines are sold under the “Les Pieds Dans Les Galets” label but are the same wines as tasted in the winery cellar.

All of the wines listed below are imported by Kysela which is located down the road from Timeless Wines. If the wine you are looking for is not in stock, please contact Timeless Wines who can source wine directly from Kysela’s stock to fulfill an order.

Châteauneuf du Pape White

Châteauneuf du Pape Red

Châteauneuf du Pape “Cuvée Vieilles Vignes” Red


Yiannis Wines

Ships to 41 states

Yiannis Wines CANNOT SHIP to the following 10 states: AR, DE, KY, MA, MS, OK, PA, RI, SD, UT.

Châteauneuf du Pape Red


Sec Wines

Ships to 15 states

Sec Wines CAN ship to the following 15 states: CA, CO, DC, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NM, OR, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

Châteauneuf du Pape Red

Châteauneuf du Pape “Vieilles Vignes” Red