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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Dom. Vincent Girardin Moulin-a-Vent Domaine de la Tour du Bief 2009
Dom. Vincent Girardin Moulin-a-Vent Domaine de la Tour du Bief 2009
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#54 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

The goal of Dom. Vincent Girardin is to continue the tradition of great Moulin-à-Vent wines that, in the last century, were in the league of the great villages of the Côte de Nuits. With their structure and complexity linked to a important capacity for ageing, wines from Moulin-à-Vent were always cited as excellent examples and with age, it's said that they "Pinotent", meaning getting closer to their Burgundian (Pinot) neighbors by evoking aromas of cherry, matured fruits, spices and truffle.

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About Dom. Vincent Girardin:

Vincent Girardin continues the winemaking tradition of his father and grandfather before him, with a significant difference. The energetic and innovative Girardin has greatly expanded the number of appellations in his domaine either through inheritance, purchasing the land, or a system of leasing called "fermage". Vincent concentrates on the lesser-known appellations of the Côte de Beaune, which offer spectacular bargains, but in the past few years has added a stunning array of premier cru and grand cru wines from the most famous appellations in the Côte d'Or.

Until recently, Girardin's cellar was located in Santenay, but now is based in Meursault. Vincent Girardin produces wines from Santenay, Maranges, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Pommard, Beaune, and Savigny-les-Beaunes. Vincent Girardin's wines exhibit excellent ripe fruit, supple, velvet texture, concentration and vibrancy. The rich fruit and fragrant toasty oak are beautifully balanced, creating elegant and complex Burgundies that will last a decade.