Dom. Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes Premier Cru 2010
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Marzipan, oak and ripe Chardonnay on the nose. Very perfumed and powerful, with typical grilled almond Puligny fruit in the Combette style. Power and finesse, powerful acidity and mineral/stones. A quite refreshing citric presence.
"Hazy yellow. Sexy aromas of musky stone fruits and pineapple. A real peach bomb in the mouth, with floral and nutmeg notes providing energy and a light touch. Lovely rich but bright wine with terrific fruit. Girardin is now seeking to make "more chiseled" crus. In contrast to the 2010s, he told me, his 2008s showed riper, more exotic, more exuberant aromas. Range: 91-93 "
International Wine Cellar
"Heavy sulfur dominates the nose at present though there is ample concentration and vivacity to the solidly powerful and subtly mineral-inflected flavors that culminate in a long, sappy and delicious finish. There is the typical generosity, size and elegance of a classic Combettes allied with lovely detail if not the sheer depth of the amazing Folatieres.
"This is a floral wine that combines structure, firm acidity and intensely ripe fruit. Flavors of green fruit, citrus, toast and some smoke give complexity to this concentrated, full-bodied effort. "
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Vincent Girardin continues the winemaking tradition of his
father and grandfather before him, with a significant difference.
and innovative Girardin has
the land, or a system of leasing called fermage. Vincent
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy,
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