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Vincent Girardin-Santenay Premier Cru les Gravières Pinot Noir 2009

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A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2007 Girardin, Vincent Puligny Montrachet Les Perrieres Premier 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

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Vintage: 2002 06/03/2008

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External Reviews for Vincent Girardin-Santenay Premier Cru les Gravières Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2007 11/28/2010

A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2007 Girardin, Vincent Puligny Montrachet Les Perrieres Premier Cru 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 11/20/2013

A distinctly earthy and rather somber nose of dark berry and sauvage aromas that leads to mildly rustic middle weight flavors that possess good detail if not much refinement or elegance all wrapped in a focused and somewhat linear finish that is dusty and ever-so-slightly dry but not astringent. Burghound.


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Vintage: 2006 11/20/2013

Not made in every vintage only about 125 cases were produced from a plot of century-old grenache vines planted on sandy soils. This darkly colored wine has compact and rather closed aromas with smoky overtones mingling with blueberry jam. The palate reveals gobs of richly textured pure fruit that coats the tongue. Almost confectionary and viscous the blueberry jam flavors are borderline ripe yet never giving the sense that it is over-the-top. With so much flavor now it is hard to resist yet 5-10 years will bring provide some softness toning down the juicy primary fruit. Chuck Hayward.


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Vintage: 2006 11/20/2013

The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a dense purple color as well as an expressive bouquet of black currants licorice kirsch meat juices and hints of spice box as well as lavender. Full-bodied opulent rich and stunningly concentrated it is one of the vintage s finest efforts. This beauty should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 15+ years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 1999 07/25/2008

From Burgundy



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