justin girardin viticulteur grands vins de bourgogne



bourgogne chardonnay

Age of vines 25 years Grape variety Chardonnay Ageing Half French oak barrels and half in tanks. No new oak. Origin of wood: Allier, Vosges Bertranges. Wine remained 12 months in barrels and in tanks : blending before bottling. Viticulture Pruning style: Guyot simple. Manual harvest. Green work (de-budding, leaf-thinning,...) Triple sorting: in the vineyard (twice) and in the winery on sorting table Winemaking The grapes are pressed upon arrival at the winery. We practice a fermentation with a low temperature to keep all the flavours. We start the alcoholic fermentation in vats to have a regular fermentation, then when alcoholic fermentation is running we put the wine into barrels . We use only natural yeasts to keep the charm and character of each wine. Tasting notes Brilliant colour. Pleasant nose with fruity notes. Round mouth with a beautiful typical volume of Chardonnay. Wine pairings Appetizers, fish, seafood, oysters delicate entries Operating temperature 12°C Aging potential 3 to 4 years




Our Chardonnay parcels are located on the Peuraine and Saint Martin appellations, southwest of Santenay on the border with the Maranges vineyard. These plots, located in the plains, were mostly fallow until the Girardin started exploiting them. Either these where abandoned after the phylloxera crisis in the XXth century ; either they were never planted in vines. The soil is clay-limestone, with gravel and calcareous sand on the surface. The exposure varies according to the local relief of the plot, but generally it is facing south-east. On tasting, the wine expresses fruity aromas enhanced by a beautiful acid note and above all freshness on the palate.