DOMAINE VINCENT GIRARDIN, Meursault
Vincent Girardin’s conversion of his 22-ha vineyards towards biodynamic was started in 2006. As with many high profile Burgundy estates before him, including Domaine Leflaive, Vincent has realized the benefits of these methods. This, coupled with a less interventionist attitude at winemaking level, most of the work being done in the vineyards, the wines, more than ever, confidently show great finesse, brilliant fruit-expression with a racy mineral edge. Vincent Girardin really has come full circle, from someone who was producing very modern wines to someone that is really trying to obtain the fullest expression possible from his vineyards.
Due to health reasons, Vincent sold his business to La Compagnie des Vins d’Autrefois in February 2012; he will remain involved as a consultant.
The nose of the Meursault Vieilles Vignes show creamed nuts, ripe orchard fruits and minerals. Light to medium-bodied, zesty, broad, and spicy, this tangy mineral and spice-flavoured wine is expansive and reveals admirable depth as well as a long, pure finish.