The Girardin family has been in Burgundy since 1570. Vincent and Jacque's father Jean Girardin divided up his estate in 1982 to each of his four children. Three of the four: Yves, Vincent and Jacques continued the family tradition of farming and winemaking. Jacques took hold of just 3 hectares of vines in Santenay and Savigny-les-Beaune and today the holdings stretch into Pommard and Chassagne-Montrachet totalling 17 hectares that are organically farmed, though not certified. Jacques handed over the domaine to Justin in 2012, leaving the family holdings in great hands.
100% pinot noir from near santenay. Five day cold soak. Indigenous yeast fermentation in opentops with pumpovers with an occasional punchdown. Indigenous alo-lactic fermentation occurs in both barrel and tank. Aged 12 months in 50% stainless steel & 50% french barrique (10% new). Red color with wellf ormed legs; dry medium light-bodied with freshly balanced acidity and medium phenolics. Delicious easy to drink and like red fruit burgundy with spice and cola and more character than its bourgogne label would indicate.