BR27319

Santenay, Vieilles Vignes, Vincent Girardin 2019



£33.00

75cl ALC 13%

Rich with dense, black cherries, very well balanced with ripe tannins and freshness offsetting the concentration. This wine comes from Vincent Girardin's home village of Santenay, although he has now moved into large premises in Meursault.


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France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune

Red

100% Pinot Noir

Medium-bodied

Environmentally friendly

Drink or Keep

2019

Duck, Pan-fried

13%

75cl

Vincent Girardin

We followed Vincent Girardin from the 1988 vintage, through his stratospheric rise from small cellars in Santenay to bigger ones in Meursault with a successful negoçiant business. Some years ago he sold out to Les Vins d’Autrefois and moved away.

The great thing is that the new owners have allowed the existing team to flourish in a way that Vincent perhaps didn’t, letting the talented Eric Germain (son of Henri Germain, our long-time Meursault supplier) get on and make the wines he wants to in his own pure style and using only natural yeasts. They have 21 ha of vines in the domaine, 10 ha owned and 11 ha in a service contract. Grapes from a further 60 ha are bought in, but most of these they harvest themselves. The estate has been using biodynamic methods since 2008, but are without certification and specialise in the Côte de Beaune having ‘withdrawn’ from the Côte de Nuits. Eric has been working hard on the reds, varying the inclusion of stems in the fermentation according to each vintage and has also changed the methods of filtration to soften the tannins. The wines are being marketed successfully by Marco Caschera, whom we have known since his days working with Nicolas Potel.

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Vintage guide

The region basked under the summer sun in 2022, and thanks to cool nights the wines have avoided excess alcohol while retaining elegance, it all looks very promising. The 2021 vintage was severely affected by frost in the spring which means yields are historically low, the wines are fresh and juicy. 2020 was one of the earliest vintages on record following a warm summer but the wines have an appealing freshness too, like a combination of the previous two vintages. There was an absence of frost in 2019 but yields were still restricted, this time by drought, the resulting wines have great richness and concentration. A very good vintage in 2018 with no frosts in the early part of the season though rain in the first half of summer caused some disease pressure. Hail affected Nuits St-Georges and the Hautes-Côtes reducing yields. The resulting wines are rich and concentrated. Quantities in 2017 will be better than 2016 with equally good results. They are more red fruited than black, showing great elegance. 2016 proved a rollercoaster of a season with everything thrown at the growers in the early season but what fruit survived through to harvest is very good. Quantities, however, are small. 2015 is a memorable vintage for red Burgundy, certainly on the rich side. The red wines of 2014 are more ‘classic’, have a great combination of red and black fruits as well as being charmingly approachable in their youth. After a late start and a cool summer, a dry September saved the day in 2013, the Pinot being light but very pure.

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