Justin Girardin Savigny-lès-Beaune Rouge "Les Gollardes"

Justin Girardin Savigny-lès-Beaune Rouge “Les Gollardes”


  • Before Philippe le Hardi introduced Pinot Noir in Burgundy, many grape varieties existed, especially the “Gol” which will eventually gave the name to this hillside to Savigny.
  • Vines here are 30 years old and this wine always has powerful tannins, which make it one that we like to enjoy with richer cuts of red meat – If you are cooking up some offal, reach for this out of your cellar and thank us later.

Varietal Composition:  100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: Hand picked grapes, aged 15 months in French oak barrels

Tasting Notes: Roundness and volume, often evoke the cherries with a beautiful elegance.




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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