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Girardin Vincent Echezeaux Grand Cru 2010

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Firmly tannic and powerful, this is dominated by a plum skin texture and a spice note. It's dense and rich, with a dry structure and the acidity of the vintage showing on the finish. Wine Enthusiast. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2010 Girardin, Vincent Echezeaux Grand Cru 750ml

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Vincent Girardin:
The Girardin family has been making wine as far back as the 17th century, making Vincent Girardin an 11th generation winemaker. In 1982, Vincent incorporated his namesake négociant house with only 2 hectares of vines. Since then, Vincent has steadily grown his production, with both purchases of land and grapes. Today, the Girardin estate represents about 20 hectares of vines spread thr... Read more
The Girardin family has been making wine as far back as the 17th century, making Vincent Girardin an 11th generation winemaker. In 1982, Vincent incorporated his namesake négociant house with only 2 hectares of vines. Since then, Vincent has steadily grown his production, with both purchases of land and grapes. Today, the Girardin estate represents about 20 hectares of vines spread throughout 42 parcels in 8 different villages in the Cote de Beaune. Bought fruit completes the range.   Vincent adheres to the principles of integrated and reasoned viticulture, emphasizing the benefits of bio-dynamism in the vineyards (no herbicide or insecticides are used, the ground is deeply plowed, compost comes from a biodynamic farm in the district) while still allowing himself the flexibility to apply a soft treatment to the vineyards should bad meteorological conditions seriously threaten the sanitary condition of the grapes.   Vincent is committed to making wines that are a direct expression of the individual grapes and terroirs. Harvest is done by hand and grapes, both of the estate and bought, are sorted twice before entering the winery (once when picking and again on the sorting table). During fermentations, strict and daily monitorings are the norm. Each cuvée represents a different hillside and a different exposure; thus, the winemaker’s decisions are paramount. Vincent’s roots are deep in the most prestigious terroirs of Burgundy. He knows every vine, every parcel of land. He ensures that the highest quality is maintained by following each wine’s development every step of the way, along with his winemaker, Eric Germain, respecting, at all times, the most important element of Burgundy – the individuality of its terroirs.   The white wines of the estate are lightly pressed and after a gentle racking of the must, put in French oak casks (with 10 to 35% of new oak depending upon the appellation). Fermentations begin with only indigenous yeasts and ageing is long, the wine resting on fine lees for 14 to 20 months, depending on the cuvée. The lunar calendar is consulted to find an auspicious bottling date. These wines find their essence in their finesse, extreme aromatic purity, and fine balance between acidity and richness.   The red wines of the estate are produced from partially de-stemmed grapes that ferment in stainless steel thermo-regulated tanks with their natural yeasts. The must is very gently pumped over and crushed in order to avoid extracting harsh tannins, always keeping in mind the search for purity and terroir expression. The must is then gently pressed and clean juice is put into French oak casks (with 30 to 60% of new oak depending upon the appellation) to settle. The wines are aged for 16 to 18 months on fine lees and also bottled according to the lunar calendar without fining or filtering. The resulting wines are often fruit-forward and elegant, with supple tannins.   “Expressing the emotion of each individual terroir is of the utmost importance” – Vincent Girardin Source: http://vinconnect.com/wineries/girardin/ Read less

External Reviews for Girardin Vincent Echezeaux Grand Cru

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Firmly tannic and powerful, this is dominated by a plum skin texture and a spice note. It's dense and rich, with a dry structure and the acidity of the vintage showing on the finish. Wine Enthusiast. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2010 Girardin, Vincent Echezeaux Grand Cru 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

A highly spiced and notably ripe nose features plum black berry and liqueur of black raspberry scents. The rich concentrated and energetic medium weight plus flavors ooze dry extract that imparts a velvety and textured character to the mouth feel all wrapped in a mouth coating finish. There is quite a bit of wood present and while the mid-palate is admirably dense the toast of the wood is somewhat bitter. There is a good chance that the oak treatment will be successfully absorbed given the density of the underlying material but that is an assumption not a given. Burghound.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Good deep red. A compote of red fruits on the nose, along with hints of marmalade and nutty oak. Then wonderfully silky and sweet in the mouth, like a cocktail of red berries. Maintains good freshness and verve for all its ripeness. A serious tan... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2010 Girardin, Vincent Echezeaux Grand Cru 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Good bright moderately saturated red. Knockout nose combines raspberry spices and flowers; the most ethereal of these 2010s to this point. Juicy pure and precise if youthfully tight offering lovely inner-mouth lift to the complex flavors of red berries accented by orange peel spices and flowers. Finishes very long and brisk leaving the taste buds vibrating. A beauty but give it six or seven years in the cellar. 93+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A highly spiced and notably ripe nose features plum black berry and liqueur of black raspberry scents. The rich concentrated and energetic medium weight plus flavors ooze dry extract that imparts a velvety and textured character to the mouth feel all wrapped in a mouth coating finish. There is quite a bit of wood present and while the mid-palate is admirably dense the toast of the wood is somewhat bitter. There is a good chance that the oak treatment will be successfully absorbed given the d


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2006 Girardin, Vincent Echezeaux Grand Cru 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2004 01/03/2013

($104) Full medium red. Vibrant, enticing aromas of redcurrant, strawberry, minerals and peppery herbs. Sweet and densely packed, with a tangy quality to the pliant, silky red fruit and mineral flavors. This very seductive wine finishes with harmonio... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2004 Girardin, Vincent Echezeaux Grand Cru 750ml



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