Santenay Blanc ‘Les Terrasses de Bievaux" Justin Girardin 2016
Domaine Justin Girardin, Santenay
Domaine Justin Girardin is very much a family affair, with a winemaking heritage that stretches back to the beginning of the 19th century. Jacques (brother of Vincent) handed over the running of the 17ha family domaine to his son Justin in 2012. Whilst not being officially certified, Justin uses many organic techniques, as he is passionate about producing wines that express their terroir. The results are superbly perfumed, multi-layered wines.
Abundance of ripe white peaches, apricots and juicy lemons, this classical expression of the Santenay terroir has a good firm mineral backbone and a rich, nutty long finish with a hint of savoury spice.