White Wine - France

Vincent Girardin, Puligny-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes

£74.10
The history of Maison Vincent Girardin is relatively recent. In 1980, at the age of 19, Vincent Girardin, the son of a family of winegrowers based in Santenay since the 17th century, decided to strike out on his own, and began producing wine from two hectares of vines that he had inherited from his parents. From his earliest youth Vincent had a passion for working with vines, and great respect for the potential that they represent; his ambition was to produce his own wine. The quality of his wines was quickly recognized by connoisseurs all over the world, and this enabled him to expand his activity, focusing primarily on the great white and red wines of the Côte de Beaune.

The 40 year old vines are located in the commune of Puligny-Montrachet on the terroirs of Tremblots, Rue au Vaches, Houillères, Paupillots and Nosroyes. Soil : Brown calcareous soils, with marly clayey-limestone banks. Barreling after a slight settling. The grapes are put in French oak barrels of 228 liters (15 % of new barrels) in which the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in yeasts and native bacteria will take place. Breeding will be long on fine lees for 14 months. Without stirring. One month before bottling, the wine from different barrels is placed in a stainless steel tank for blending. Finally light filtration before bottling. Bottling is done according to the lunar calendar. The nose suggests fern, hawthorn, ripe grapes, marzipan, hazelnut, amber, lemongrass, green apple. Mineral (flint) and lactic (butter) aromas are frequent. Honey is usual, especially after a few years of keeping. The body and the bouquet melt with age. Concentration is remarkable. Pairings: Poultry in sauce, lobster, spiny lobster, grilled sea fish.

Tasting Note:
The nose suggests fern, hawthorn, ripe grapes, marzipan, hazelnut, amber, lemongrass, green apple. Mineral (flint) and lactic (butter) aromas are frequent. The concentration is remarkable.

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