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Vincent Girardin Volnay Village Vieilles Vignes 2017

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Brand: Domaine Vincent Girardin

Winery: Domaine Vincent Girardin

Country / Region: France / Burgundy - Volnay

Date Winery was established: 1982

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Year the vintage was first released: 2005

Alcohol / Volume: 13.5% / 750ml

Ratings: 91 pts. Cellar Tracker

Decanting Time: Decant for a minimum of 30 minutes to 1 hour. Serve at 12 - 15°C.

Our suggestion for decanting time is based on bottles we tried at Txanton in 2023. We guarantee that Txanton stocks are imported and maintained in proper storage within the correct temperature and humidity suitable for wine.

Good to know: As one of the leading biodynamic wine specialists in Burgundy, combined with the expertise of winemaker Eric Germain, Domaine Vincent Girardin makes use of indigenous yeast during the fermentation process of their wines. Winemaking additives were discontinued, as were herbicides and insecticides. They also harvest grapes earlier than intended in order to ensure balance and avoiding over ripening. The use of new oak has been strictly limited, focusing more on the length the wines are stored in the barrel. This allows the wines to develop a more delicate and subtle complexity and elegance.

Vincent Girardin's Volnay Village Vieilles Vignes is a super rich yet elegantly structured release. Deep aromatics of smoked cranberries and crushed, fresh strawberries intertwine vibrantly with notes of forest mushroom and wet stone. The palate bursts of luscious red berries sprinkled with nuances of nutmeg and hints of black truffles. The wine's amazingly long and persistent finish is generously laden with rotund tannins that coat the palate in a velvety caress.

A prestigious domaine based in Mersault, Domaine Vincent Girardin is highly regarded for the creation of some of the best biodynamic wines in Burgundy today. Having inherited five acres of vines from his parents, whose family goes back to the 17th Century in Burgundy, 19-year-old Vincent Girardin, went out on his own in 1980 to produce the best grapes he could find in Côte de Beaune. In 2001, he shifted his focus on the purity and elegance of his wines rather than the concentrated and heavily extracted styles in the 90's. This eventually led to the revolution on the style of wines being produced in the region.

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