2018 Vincent Girardin Meursault Vieilles Vignes
Winemaker Notes: The vines are around the village of Meursault in the south of the Côte de Beaune. Origins from "Rougeot", "Chevalières" and, "Tessons" vineyards.
Soil: Chalk and clay soil. The slope is quite strong.
100% Chardonnay - Guyot pruning with different seasonal processes in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).
The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted out when picking the grapes. They are lightly pressed then in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks of 228 liters (15% new oak) for both of alcoholic and malolactic fermentations with wild yeasts and wild anaerobic bacteria for 14 months.
Aging on fine lies. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and lightly filtered before bottling it according to the lunar calendar ("fruit day").Heady bouquet of dried almond, butter, and mineral notes. Once the wine is opened, we have fine notes of white flower, butter, and toasted bread. The touch of sugar on the palate reveals the fruit was very mature. Its mineral structure brings purity and freshness.
Pair with white meats and fish with creamy sauce, aperitif, scallops.
Burghound - "A much more floral-suffused nose includes notes of lavender, white rose and acacia blossom along with a very subtle touch of petrol. There is good volume and mid-palate concentration to the delicious and appealingly textured flavors that are succulent and rich yet there is ample finishing punch on the very dry and youthfully austere finish. Like the Pouilly-Fuissé, this needs to flesh out as the finish is presently borderline aggressively austere."
|Region||Cote de Beaune|