A-, VinePair |
91 points, Wine Spectator |
About the Wine
91 points, Wine Spectator
“Intense strawberry, cherry and floral flavors are matched up against a taut structure in this compact red. Balanced, with a long if slightly austere finish today. Needs time to relax. Best from 2021 through 2035.”
“Cherry aromas step aside to let cranberry in along with some rose petals and a handful of plowed earth. There is a calm hint of cinnamon stick and subtle strap leather. On the palate this wine is chewy and angular at the same time, with tannin that needs some time to chill. It’s not an inexpensive wine, but might be worth buying two to watch evolve.”
About The Winery
The history of Maison Vincent Girardin is relatively recent. In 1980, at the age of 19, Vincent Girardin, the son of a family of winegrowers based in Santenay since the 17th century, decided to strike out on his own and began producing wine from five acres of vines that he had inherited from his parents. From his earliest youth, Vincent had a passion for working with vines and great respect for the potential that they represent, and his ambition was to produce his own wine. The quality of his wines was quickly recognized by connoisseurs all over the world, and this enabled him to expand his activity, focusing primarily on the great white and red wines of the Côte de Beaune. To cope with the growing demand for his wines, he developed an approach that was new in Burgundy: he purchased grapes from producers who shared the same philosophy and the same high standards. In 2012, Vincent Girardin sold his operation to a long-standing partner of the Maison. Jean-Pierre Nié, President of the Compagnie des Vins d'Autrefois in Beaune, naturally decided to continue with the small team of nine people that had been faithful to the Maison for many years. Today, Eric Germain continues to uphold the style of the wines, and Marco Caschera markets them all over the world.