‘Vibrant Ruby. Dark black cherry, fresh spice and tar aromas. Bright, with nice red fruit weight and balanced by a clean mineral edge. A nice core for fruit on the good finish. This should be a very flexible food wine and again smashing value’

89 points | Our Note

Vibrant Ruby. Dark black cherry, fresh spice and tar aromas. Bright, with nice red fruit weight and balanced by a clean mineral edge. A nice core for fruit on the good finish. This should be a very flexible food wine and again smashing value!

Post fermentation the wine is places into French oak casks (15% new) and after malolactic fermetation aged on fine lees for 14 months. No fining and filtering. The Santenay is a well-built wine. Its bouquet is of strawberry where the old vintages are characterized by chestnut and dried plum. Drinks beautifully with roasted meats, game and various cheeses.

ABOUT VINCENT GIRARDIN

The grapes come from the vineyards from the village of Santenay in the Côte de Beaune, where Vincent Girardin was born. This is a historic wine and flagship one from the Maison Vincent Girardin. The vines are 45+ years old. The soil is clay and mostly limestone. Gentle sloping. Despite the fact that the vineyards are in the south of the Cote de Beaune, the terroirs are in fact very similar for Gevrey Chambertin in the Cote de Nuits. Hand-picked, partially de-stemmed and softly pressed.

(GI2620)

Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Vincent Girardin
SKU GI2620