Vincent Girardin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016

Burgundy,Cote de Beaune
WE95, WS94, WA92+

This wine has both power and wonderful fruit. The tension between the two will result in a magnificent wine in the future. The wine’s acidity and apple and citrus flavors are essential elements in the wine’s development. It has a way to go, so drink from 2023. - WE95

A powerful yet reserved white, exhibiting spice-tinged peach, apple and lemon flavors, with a stony undertow. The vibrant structure keeps this focused, while the finish is long, evoking peach, mineral and spice notes. Mouthwatering. Best from 2021 through 2030. - WS94

The 2016 Corton Grand Cru is one of the more reserved reds in the range, unfurling to reveal aromas of red cherries and berry fruit intermingled with hints of spice and potpourri. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and tight-knit, with a firm but fine-grained chassis of structuring tannin, brisk acids and a long, mineral finish. - WA92+

Very complex wine which expresses itself over time with very mineral notes (flint, vegetal notes). These aromas will then evolve on the flint, lemon peel.- Winemaker's Notes

The Winery

Vincent Girardin is a famous Burgundy domaine based in Meursault. It makes a wide range of wines from both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from around the Côte de Beaune, from grand cru sites such as Le Montrachet and Echezeaux, all the way down to vineyards falling under the village-level and regional appellations.

Grapes are bought from growers who can adhere to a certain code of practice, which includes things like using higher trellising for better photosynthesis and avoiding the use of herbicides and insecticides. In the winery, th grapes undergo slow fermentations using indigenous yeasts, followed by long maturation on the fine lees. Vincent Girarden does not use much new oak to mature its wines so as to allow terroir to express itself. The winery processes are aligned to lunar phases.

The domaine began in 1980 when 19-year old Vincent Girardin, the son of a long-standing family of Santenay winemakers, made his first wines from 2 hectares (5 acres) of vineyards inherited from his parents. As demand began to take off, he developed supply relationships with growers who shared his approach – a practice which was new to Burgundy.

Vincent Girardin sold the business in 2012 but Eric Germain, winemaker since the early 2000s, remained to ensure continuity. -  Information from Wine Searcher

May we also suggest...
Maison Lou Dumont
Elegant and well structured, the aromas, complexity and softness of this wine come from a higher quality Bourgogne Blanc than most others. Can be served as an aperitif or pair well with classic Burgundian cuisine:...
Paracombe Chardonnay is made in a modern Australian style using no Oak treatment. Our aim is for the fruit expression of our unique terroir to stand out in its utmost purity. The wine has a fine structure and delicate...
The 2010 Archangel Riesling has soft, supple beautiful lime marmalade and minerality note and finely balanced, delicate structure. Bronze Medal Riesling Challenge 2011 
Greenstone Point
The Greenstone Point 2013 Riesling is sourced from our Stirling and Georges Road vineyards in Waipara, North Canterbury. The fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the morning at the end of April, 2013. Following...
Lamblin et Fils
Intense colour of a deep and bright yellow. The nose is rather fruity with citrus notes. The full palate brings freshness and blending perfectly with the fruity character and minerality. A slight iodine note on the...
Capel Vale
Chardonnay from the cool South West of Western Australian can stand alone with its lifted tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, peach, apple and melon, balanced by a clean, fresh palate displaying citrus and stone fruit...



View more results
No products were found.

Create a free account to use wishlists.

Sign in