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, decided to strike out on his own and began producing wine from five acres 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, focusing primarily on the great white and red wines of the Côte de Beaune. To cope with the growing demand for his wines, he developed an approach that was new in Burgundy: He purchased grapes from producers who shared the same philosophy and the same high standards.
Eric Germain has been winemaker at Vincent Girardin for nearly twenty years. He was known as Vincent’s right-hand man for many years until Vincent’s retirement. From a family of winemakers in Meursault and as an oenologist, Eric has expert knowledge of the vineyard and the Côte de Beaune especially.
2019 Saint Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chien One of the best values for a white from the Côte de Beaune. A wine with plenty of minerality and freshness.
2019 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot The 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot, bursts with notions of mandarin oil, pastry cream, hazelnuts, and orchard fruit. Medium to full-bodied, satiny, and elegant, it's a seamless, enveloping white, Burgundy that will offer a broad drinking window." 92 points WA
2019 Meursault Les Perrieres Premier Cru Aromas of orange oil, peach, pastry cream, freshly baked bread and hazelnuts—framed by a deft touch of youthful reduction—preface the 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières, a medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated wine that's deep, rich and dramatic, with lively acids and a long, penetrating finish. This, too, has turned out brilliantly." 94+ points WA