justin girardin viticulteur grands vins de bourgogne


Savigny-les-Beaune «Les Gollardes»


Age of vines 40 years Grape variety Pinot noir AgeingFrench oak barrels. Origin of wood: Allier and Vosges 15%ofnewoak. Wine remained 12 months in barrels. Viticulture Pruning style: Cordon de Royat and Guyot simple Manual harvest Green work (de-budding, leaf-thinning,...) Triple sorting: in the vineyard (twice) and in the winery on sorting table Winemaking Grapes are destemmed, put into vat at 12°c during 5 days (cold pre-fermentary) to extract the primary aromas. Indigenous yeasts. Smooth extraction respecting the grape variety, terroir and vintage. Fermentation lasts around 20 days. Tasting notes Roundness and volume, often evoke the cherries with a beautiful elegance. Wine pairings Grilled or roasted meats. Soft cheese like brie de Meaux, Tomme, Reblochon... Operating temperature between 16°C and 17°C Aging potential 4 to 5 years

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  • savigny les beaune les gollardes

  • savigny les beaune les gollardes

Les Gollardes is a climate at the northern end of the Savigny les Beaune vineyard. The relief is particularly marked here, forming a funnel between the Beaune mountain, the Rhouin valley and the Vauteloy and Barbauron combes which delimit the plots. The name Gollardes comes precisely from this configuration, gole and its diminutive gollot means "the bottleneck" in old French. Another theory is that the name comes from the ''gol'', an inferior grape variety probably banned at the same time as Gamay by Philippe le Hardi in 1395, although we have no further information today. This hillside terroir is cold and dry, permanently exposed to the wind due to its configuration. On the surface, the soil is clayey with limestone gravel and in the subsoil there is a vast limestone slab that forms a ledge. The south-western exposure counters the coolness coming from the Rhouin valley and brings roundness and richness to the wine of this terroir.