Santenay ‘Vieilles Vignes’ Domaine Justin Girardin 2016/17
Justin Girardin, Chassagne Montrachet
A new discovery for us, Domaine Jacques 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) now runs the 17ha family domaine together with his wife, Valérie, and son Justin. Whilst not being officially certified, Jacques uses many organic techniques as he is passionate about producing wines that express terroir. The results are superbly perfumed, multi-layered wines.
Delightfully aromatic Pinot Noir punches well above its weight. It has that classic Burgundian earthiness tempered by its abudance of pure berry fruit with a lengthy fresh finis.
Grape: Pinot Noir