Vincent Girardin Santenay Vielles Vignes 2014
A superb and wonderfully balanced red Burgundy from Vincent Girardin's old vines providing additional depth and complexity
On the nose are cherries and plums with savoury notes. The palate is well balanced with red fruit flavours and meaty/smoky notes. The finish is long and succulent with a good level of acidity providing structure. Drinking very well now and has the ability to age.
From his earliest youth Vincent Girardin had a passion for working with vines, and great respect for the potential that they represent; 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.
Having worked side by side with Vincent Girardin for more than ten years winemaker Eric Germain has made it his mission to reveal the prestigious, complex terroirs of the Côte de Beaune: the mosaic of Grands Vins and Grands Crus that radiate around Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet.
Eric knows every vine and every plot. In this way he has perfect control over the production of his wines and can ensure the best possible quality, through a profound respect for these terroirs that are the key to Burgundy's reputation.
It is this personal touch, this blending of generosity, balance and elegance, that places the Grands Vins produced by Maison Vincent Girardin among the region's finest.