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We love Madame Aleth Girardin's wines just the way they are. Unadulterated, ripe and lush, these are the most feminine and juicy Pommards you are ever likely to taste. As far back as her family can be traced, they have been making wine in Pommard — too many generations to count. Average vine age here is 60+ years - the parcels of Epenots and Rugiens were planted in 1906!
Cool but ripe dark berry suffused nose that is actually quite refined for what it is and leads to solidly rich and attractively textured middle weight flavors that are balanced and complex. There is also a subtle trace of minerality present that adds to the lift on the finish.
"I have long been an admirer and collector of the wines of Aleth Girardin since the 1990 vintage and bought quite a number of her stunning ‘93s. Her wines have been absent from the US market however for some years. This is the kind of domaine that will appeal greatly to Burghound readers, and I encourage you to take a close look."-Burghound 88-90
She was studying to become a lawyer, but things did not quite turn out as planned. Today, some 30 years further down the road, Aleth Girardin is a respected winemaker in Pommard. She has a passion for pinot noir and runs a seven hectare domaine with vines in Pommard, Beaune and Meursault.
Aleth Girardin comes from a family that has been winemakers for four or five generations....Read More About Aleth Girardin
The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...Read More About Burgundy
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...Read More About Pinot Noir
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