The Wine Cellar Insider:
"Domaine Pierre Gaillard, located in Malleva, is a relatively new producer in the Cote Rotie appellation. The domaine was founded in 1986 with only .25 hectares of vines. If you recall the parable, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow,” this is clearly what has taken place with Domaine Pierre Gaillard.
Much of their vineyards in Cote Rotie are located in the Cote Rozier lieu-dit, with its steep, granite and schist soils. They also own vines in the La Vialliere, Champet and Fongeant lieux-dits.
Domaine Pierre Gaillard produces wine in Cote Rotie, Condrieu, Crozes Hermitage, Cornas, St. Joseph and Banyuls. He also produces an IGP from Coteaux de Seyssuel.
In Cote Rotie, the grapes are partially destemmed. The Syrah and Viognier are co-fermented. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. All the work in the vineyards is 100 organic.
The wines are aged in 50-70% new, French oak barrels for between 18 to 20 months. The percentage of new oak and time for barrel aging depends on the cuvee and the character and quality of the vintage. Domaine Pierre Gaillard goes their own way as far as winemaking goes."