Vincent Girardin, Volnay Vieilles Vignes

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 65 year old vines are located on the village of Volnay, in the South-East of the village. After pneumatic pressing the wines are put into barrels (about 30% new wood) where the maturing process takes place. 14 months for this wine, during which time the malolactic fermentation took place. One month before bottling, the wine from the different barrels is assembled in vats. There is no gluing, just a light lenticular filtration before bottling. Some modifications on the overall technique can be made depending on the vintage. The bottling is done according to the lunar calendar. Volnay combines breeding with nobility, delicacy, elegance and feminity. bright ruby, light garnet, its aromas of violet, redcurrant, cherry and with age spices, and cooked prune. Fresh on the palate, warm on the finish, one believes to bite into the fruit and breathe its flesh. Pairings: Roasted or stewed game birds. Cheeses with strong flavours.

Tasting Note:
it has aromas of violet, redcurrant, cherry and with age spices, and cooked prune. Fresh on the palate and warm on the finish.

Vegan. Organic.
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