Vincent Girardin Le Corton Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2003 Front Label
Vincent Girardin Le Corton Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2003 Front Label

Vincent Girardin Le Corton Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2003

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A blend of Bressandes, Renardes, and Clos du Roi (“the yields were so low I had to put them together”), the 2003 Corton Vieilles Vignes explodes from the glass with waxy blackberries as well as black cherries. This sappy, extremely primary wine is medium to full-bodied, fleshy, and crammed with dark fruits displaying a gorgeous underlying minerality as well as persistence. Its tannin is highly present, solid, yet ripe.
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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 based in Santenay since the 17th century, decided to strike out on his own and began producing wine from five acres of vines that he had inherited from his parents. From his earliest youth, Vincent had a passion for working with vines and great respect for the potential that they represent, and his ambition was to produce his own wine. 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. In 2012, Vincent Girardin sold his operation to a long-standing partner of the Maison. Jean-Pierre Nié, President of the Compagnie des Vins d’Autrefois in Beaune, naturally decided to continue with the small team of nine people that had been faithful to the Maison for many years. Today, winemaker Eric Germain continues to uphold the style of the wines.

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A classic source of exceptional Chardonnay as well as Pinot noir, the Côte de Beaune makes up the southern half of the Côte d’Or. Its principal wine-producing villages are Pernand-Vergelesses, Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet.

The area is named for its own important town of Beaune, which is essentially the center of the Burgundy wine business and where many negociants center their work. Hospices de Beaune, the annual wine auction, is based here as well.

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DOB135778_2003 Item# 135778

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