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Vincent Girardin Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet 2015

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Here the nose is slightly riper than that of the Bienvenue as there is a mildly exotic character to the otherwise attractively fresh and complex yellow orchard fruit nose that gives way to seductively textured concentrated and agreeably energetic flavors. Consistent with a typical Bbtard this is solidly powerful focused and balanced but there isn t quite the same depth and overall sense of harmony. That said this is still quite good. Burghound.

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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

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Snooth User: chrismuller99
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Vintage: 2006 04/18/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: Me Want Wine
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/17/2009

Smooth mouthfeel with refreshing acidity. Floral, honey flavors, creamy but not overly buttery or oaky.


External Reviews for Vincent Girardin Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet

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Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Here the nose is slightly riper than that of the Bienvenue as there is a mildly exotic character to the otherwise attractively fresh and complex yellow orchard fruit nose that gives way to seductively textured concentrated and agreeably energetic flavors. Consistent with a typical Bbtard this is solidly powerful focused and balanced but there isn t quite the same depth and overall sense of harmony. That said this is still quite good. Burghound.


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Vintage: 2010 02/01/2013

Here the nose is slightly riper than that of the Bienvenue as there is a mildly exotic character to the otherwise attractively fresh and complex yellow orchard fruit nose that gives way to seductively textured, concentrated and agreeably energetic fl... Burghound. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2010 Vincent Girardin Batard Montrachet 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 02/06/2011

A strikingly complex if somewhat less elegant nose offers a considerable breadth of aromas that include ripe peach, spiced pear and white floral hints that serve as a flourishing introduction to the equally ripe, rich, muscular and mouth coating big-... Burghound. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2008 Vincent Girardin Batard Montrachet 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 12/05/2010

There's plenty of oak in this beefy red, lending smoke and spice accents, yet it also has macerated cherry, plum and mineral notes. Tannic now, with good length. Best from 2010 through 2016. 300 cases imported. -BS Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2006 Vincent Girardin Santenay les Gravieres 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 11/14/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2006 Vincent Girardin Savigny les Beaune Serpentieres Premier Cru 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 12/07/2009

Superripe but reticent nose is currently dominated by menthol and rocks. Hugely rich and broad but quite dry and classic, with a distinct white pepper quality in the middle palate and on the extremely long aftertaste. An impressively tactile wine tha... Stephen Tanzer. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2006 Vincent Girardin Batard Montrachet 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 03/26/2010

If this wasn't in a clear glass, I'd swear it was a red wine. Floral, berry and sweet spice flavors are fleeting and ethereal, while the structure is well-integrated. Starts out elegant, gaining power as this soars on the mineral-drenched finish. Bes... Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2006 Vincent Girardin Batard Montrachet 750ml


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