Pierre Girardin Eclat de Calcaire 2020

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Tasting Notes

This Bourgogne Rouge shows its Vosne credentials with ethereal aromas of wild strawberries, red currants, and ripe sour cherries. On the palate raspberry, cherry and pomegranate flavors are joined by notes of black pepper. A vein of minerality keeps the wine fresh and alive, while adding complexity to the wine’s sappy and textured frame.

WINE INFORMATION

Pierre-Vincent Girardin is the 13th generation of his family to make wine in Burgundy. He grew up learning in the cellar of his father, Vincent Girardin, from a very young age. When the elder Girardin sold his domaine in 2011, he made sure to keep 4.5 hectares of his best sites to one day pass on to his son. In 2017, Pierre-Vincent made his first vintage and announced himself as a rising talent in Burgundy. His father’s extensive contacts in Burgundy allowed PierreVincent to supplement his domaine vineyards through long term contracts with top growers who share his meticulous viticultural philosophy. Together it represents a portfolio of terroir rarely seen under one roof, including such rare sites as village-level Puligny Folatières (Lalou Bize-Leroy bottles the only other parcel from this section of Folatières), Corton-Charlemagne, and even Montrachet itself.

The estate is practicing organic, without the use of herbicides or pesticides. High density plantings are hand harvested in small crates. This wine comes from 3 lieux-dits in Vosne-Romanée : La Croixe Blanche, Lutenière, Les Chassagnes. The vines are 30+ years old, grown in a clay and limestone terroir. Twenty-five percent of grapes are fermented in whole clusters using indigenous yeasts. The resulting wine is aged in 228L barrels (10% new) for 12 months and then 3 months in stainless steel. They are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Chicken/Turkey, Duck, Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Ham, Mushrooms, Pork, Roasted Root Vegetables, Wild Game

Color/Type:
Red
Origin:
France, Burgundy
Grape Varietal:
100% Pinot Noir
Eco-friendly:
Organic
Price:
$43.50 each
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