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.
“Bursting with black cherry aromas, this superb Charmes-Chambertin is ample, rich, sweet, and lush. This powerful medium to full-bodied wine regales the palate with candied red cherries as well as spices. Sappy and chewy, it is friendly, packed with fruit, flawlessly ripened, and displays a long, supple, youthful finish.”