Dom. Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres 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%.
A very ripe nose full of mineral and forest aromas. It has power, and minerality and the acidity on the finish hints at being a bit refreshing.
"An intensely floral nose also displays notes of lemon zest, lime, wet stone and again subtle spice hints. The highly energetic middle weight flavors are beautifully delineated with stunning intensity on the superbly pure, bone dry and gorgeously long finish. This is both stylish and very classy and overall, this is textbook Folatières at its very best. 92-95"
"Perfumed, floral and ageworthy, this combines a taut texture with a toast note, showing great depth of flavor. The line of pure green and white fruit is very apparent. On the finish, bright acidity matches the great fruitiness. "
"Pale-medium yellow. Reticent but pure aromas of peach, spices and minerals. Brisk and intense, with terrific clarity and punch to the flavors of citrus peel, salty minerals and flowers. A noble expression of terroir, finishing tactile, saline, dry and very long, with terrific floral lift and grip. This needs time in bottle to expand. Yet another outstanding Folatieres bottling in vintage 2010. 94(+?) points "
International Wine Cellar
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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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