Justin Girardin Bourgogne Blanc
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This white Burgundy is produced from grapes grown in Santenay, Cote d’Or.
- It has a good balance between aromatic complexity and freshness.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Hand picked grapes, 50% aged 12 months in used French oak barrels, 50% aged 12 months in stainless tank
Tasting Notes: Always a very aromatic wine to drink young to make the most of its fruitiness
The Girardin name has been synonymous with elite level Burgundy for 700 years, most recently through the wines of Justin’s uncle, Vincent Girardin, and his father, Jacques Girardin. With the provenance of this family’s holdings and the talent seemingly entrenched in this bloodline, Justin is more than a name to watch – He is without question one of the most exciting young names in the region, farming 17 hectares of vines in Pommard, Chassagne Montrachet, and Savigny-lès-Beaune using organic and biodynamic practices.
Transparency is the name of the game – Only native yeast is used here, and it is rare to experience the influence of new oak in any of Justin’s bottlings. The family believes in clonal diversity as both a way to preserve culture and a way to increase complexity of finished wines – You’ll see a dizzying number of clonal selections in each of their vineyard holdings. These are Burgundies of precision, and also wines that deliver tremendous value.