Vincent Girardin Les Vieilles Vignes Santenay 2020 (6 Bottles) Burgundy, France

$437.00 GST Included


The grapes come from the vineyards from the village of Santenay in the Côte de Beaune, where Vincent Girardin is 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.

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 Wines

Vincent Girardin was only 19 years old when he established Maison Vincent Girardin in 1980. He came from a family of winegrowers, from as far back as the 17th century, so it came as no surprise that this was a passion of his. He began by making wine using two hectares of vines, inherited from his parents, and was quickly recognized for his talent and his wines’ quality.

He experimented on all sorts of techniques, and in the early 2000s, he brought in Eric Germain. The latter is a winemaker, and together, they were able to create new styles of wine, ones that are now acknowledged by winemakers everywhere.

Girardin sold the Maison in 2012 to a long-standing partner of the business. Eric Germain remains part of the group, and Maison Vincent Girardin, although it had changed hands, still continues to make wines of utmost quality, with principles that made it so popular in the first place.

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