Santenay Blanc ‘Les Terrasses de Bievaux" Justin Girardin 2020/21
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.
The steeply terraced slopes of Bievaux have a natural coolness giving this vineyard an excellent freshness, thereby overcoming the warmth of the 2020 summer months. Clear aromas of freshly squeezed lemon and lime, the bright zest of fruit sits comfortably alongside the silky, mid-palate texture and rewarding ripe scented fruit finish.