2019 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Volnay 1er Cru Santenots$59.99
We have another fantastic buy from Vincent Girardin and a follow-up to the 2015 Volnay VV we offered a while back. This time we are offering one of Volnay's best premier Crus, Santenots, which come from Girardins Domaine vines that are over 85 years old. This is a fantastic bottle of Santenots and easily one of the best buys of the vintage. As we have said before, the wines from Girardin offer incredible values from some of the best appellations on Burgundy. The Domaine holdings, like this wine, are exceptional, while other wines are made from purchased fruit or contract. Santenots itself varies from some of the other Volnay crus and has a bit more clay and less iron in the soils, giving them a bit more body and richness while still showing the acidity, elegance, and structure that is so common in these wines. The 2019 Santenots from Girardin is an excellent buy for Premier Cru Red Burgundy and is a bottle that can be enjoyed now or cellared for many years. Today we have a fantastic price on this bottle, making it one of the not to miss premier crus of the vintage.
Decanter 93 points! "Girardin makes this from 2.5ha of vines in this appellation. 80% of these are in the section known as Les Plures, with others in Les Santenots Blancs and Les Santenots Dessous. All of the fruit is fermented as whole clusters and gives a top quality wine with a forward, explosive fruit character, and a very fine, silky texture on the palate which belies the depth and power of the tannin here. (Drink between 2021 - 2034)"