Pierre Girardin, Cote de Nuits-Village 2020Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
It’s rare that a Burgundy winemaker has success on just their first vintage, but Pierre Girardin has defied all odds. Even with the first, there was a distinctive voice to the wines not often seen so early in a winemaker’s career. Working in the cellar almost from the time he could walk, he is now the 13th generation of his family making wine. Even though Girardin senior sold the domain in 2011, he kept 4.5 hectares of his best plots to pass on to Pierre. Beyond the domain wines, Pierre continues to purchase from growers who share the same views.
This wine drinks far above what the label tells us. The vines are over 25 years in age coming from a vineyard just south of Nuit-Saint-Georges. Its aging is completed over the course of nine months in barrels, 15% of which are new, and then it spends nine months in steel.