Justin Girardin Pommard

Justin Girardin Pommard


  • Girardin’s Pommard comes from three sites, “Les Vignots, “Les Cras,” and “Les Cote.”
  • “Les Vignots” – In the middle of the XVth century, the Burgundy vineyard was almost completely destroyed by myriads of insects. Some think that it was perhaps a first phylloxera attack. There remained only a few bunches of vines that were called Vignots (small vines).
  • “Les Cras” – This is the product of alluvium (pebbles and clay) which filled, during the ice age, the whole valley of the Saone. The vine thrives when these “cras” are covered with topsoil. “Combes sous”
  • “Les Côte” – This site is cut by notches called in Burgundy Combes. These combes delimit Volnay on one side and on the other side the appellation Pommard.

Varietal Composition:  100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: Hand picked grapes, aged 12 months in used French oak barrels




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.

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