Vincent Girardin - Bourgogne Rouge Cuvée Saint Vincent, Bourgogne, France (2018)
Fresh and fruity with some evolution just starting to show (mushrooms, forest floor), but profound aromas of ripe red fruits lead the way. A refreshing mouthfeel with an elegant tannin structure brings with it herbal and blackcurrant-driven flavours.
The history of Maison Vincent Girardin is relatively recent. In 1980, at the age of 19, Vincent Girardin, the son of a family of winegrowers based in Santenay since the 17th century, decided to strike out on his own, and began producing wine from two hectares of vines that he had inherited from his parents. The quality of his wines was quickly recognized by connoisseurs all over the world and this enabled him to expand his activity across the Côte de Beaune.
In 2012 Vincent Girardin sold his operation to a long-standing partner of the Maison. Mr. Nié, President of the Compagnie des Vins d'Autrefois in Beaune, naturally decided to continue with the small team of 9 people, who had been faithful to the Maison for many years, including head winemaker Eric Germain.