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Kölner Weinkeller EUR 29.90 750ml
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V.i.t 'Visitare' Côtes du Roussillon Ac M. Chapoutier Tain Chapoutier Michel 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Percentage Grape: 60% Monastrell, 30% Tempranillo and 10% Shiraz<br/><br/>Soil: Soils are very stony and dun-limy, and their structure makes vines survive in long periods of droughts. These soils are very suitable due to its high quantity of calcium carbonate<br/><br/>Date of Harvest: First and second week of October.<br/><br/>Vinification Method: Separate vinification of each variety is carried out by the traditional method. After light pressing, the juice macerates for fourteen days to a fermentation temperature of 26/ 28°C with subsequent pressing by pneumatic machine. Ageing: 4 month in French and American oak.<br/><br/>Age of Barrel: new<br/><br/>Type of Wood: french and american<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 %<br/><br/>Aging Time: 4 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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

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Snooth User: 1st Miracle
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4.00 5
10/12/2009

For $7.99 per bottle, this is one of those finds one looks to fill-up their wine refrig with. Going into the Fall season this is just perfect for those comfort food dishes served this time of year. Enjoy!!! Cheers!


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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07/16/2011

Raspberry flavors, light & delicious.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
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4.00 5
06/14/2011

Bright black cherry hue, aromas of blueberries, violets and spices; flavor notes of red berries, cherry cola and underbrush with a hint of cedar, on the edge between rustic and refined.


Snooth User: drdebs
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4.00 5
07/03/2007

Excellent rose. Aromas of raspberry and rose petals echoed on the palate with a bit of sweet strawberry. Dry finish. Interesting silky texture.


Snooth User: Cathy Shore
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3.50 5
02/14/2010

This Corbières has a deep ruby colour. On the nose, the first impression is of sweet stone fruit and plums with a big herbal quality and a touch of ground black pepper. The ripe fruit element continues on the palate but moves and changes to a more savoury style with the spice, herbs and pepper creeping in and then the tannins which although present are well integrated. You can sense the mediterranean heat. It's ready to drink now but will certainly keep for a few years yet. We drank it with a plain char-grilled steak and the match was fabulous. The wine has around 45% Grenache and Syrah with some old vine Carignan making up the blend. 10 - 12 months ageing in French barriques after a period of cuve ageing gives it complexity but by no means does the oak component dominate the palate.


Snooth User: oolah
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3.50 5
02/13/2009

Very full-bodied for a Macon, more like a white burgundy proper than a typical flinty Macon. This wine saw a bit of oak, giving it a bit of creaminess and heft. It's not buttery, but there's some weight there. Apples, lemon and fresh cut grass dominate. Very good acidity. Was great with shrimp risotto.


Snooth User: moodymalbec
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3.00 5
11/27/2009

tannic and big!juicy! tart berries

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<p>This wine is made with grapes from mature vines and then aged for 12 months in oak. As a result, it has a deep purple color with rich aromas and flavors of ripe black fruit. A velvety, elegant texture with a chewy, spicy finish.</p>

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

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Sugar: 14.60 g/l grams per liter

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