Dark ruby red in colour with intense aromas of blackcurrant and earthiness. The taste dominated by astringency thanks to well-marked acidity and a mellowness that only appears after a minimum of maturation. One of the most tannic and solid of Burgundies.
Food Pairing: cheese, red meat, mushroom risotto.
The domaine comprises 22 hectares, almost all in white wine appellations. The domaine has been fully biodynamic from 2008, undergoing certification from 2009. Vincent and Véronique Girardin, who together own the whole business outright, want to concentrate on focussing on the quality of the wines.
For the whites, the grapes are picked earlier so as to retain natural acidity, there is less new oak, and richer lees: the grapes are now crushed before pressing, without excessive debourbage or lees stirring. The premiers and grands crus receive just 25% new wood and are racked into older wood during the summer.
His reds are of consistently high quality, with the emphasis being on purity of fruit and smooth, supple tannins. However, it is with whites that he really excels, producing a range of wines which are characterised by their depth of fruit and exquisite balance.