Domaine Jacques Girardin 2015 Bourgogne Blanc

Domaine Jacques Girardin 2015 Bourgogne Blanc

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Fellow wine lovers, Jacques Girardin and his eponymous Domaine Jacques Girardin are branches of a family tree which is full of highly regarded winemakers. Their viticultural heritage goes far back to 1570, when the original Girardins began tending to vines in the Burgundian commune of Santenay. Fun fact, this is the same year in which Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Domaine Jacques Girardin Bourgogne Blanc

In 1982 Jean Girardin divided up his estate among his four children, one of whom is no longer in the business. That seems to be his loss, because his sons Jacques Girardin and Vincent Girardin have taken their estates to new levels, both achieving strong international recognition.

Domaine Jacques Girardin poses 17 hectares of organically farmed vineyards throughout Burgundy. His grapes are hand harvested and triple sorted - twice in the vineyard and once at the sorting table- to insure that only the most pristine fruit goes into the fermenter. Fermentation is kept to lower temperatures, which helps keep the fresher aromatic from evaporating away as they may at warmer temperatures. The Chardonnay is fermented and aged in 50% French oak barrels and 50% stainless steel for a period of 12 months, with some malolactic fermentation and lees aging to make the wine a little richer with a slightly creamier texture.

The Domaine Jacques Girardin White Burgundy  shows a nice concentration without being heavy on the palate. There are yellow apple orchard notes, with hints of baked lemon, and a mild nuttiness and minerality on the finish. It is medium bodied with slightly higher than moderate acidity, making for a wine which is versatile in pairing with food, and great for a warm and sunny day. Only 750 cases where produced and today we have just 5 of those cases to offer on Impulse.

Region: Bourgogne Blanc AOC, Cote d'Ord, Burgundy, France
Grape(s): Chardonnay
Aging: 12 Months in 50% French Oak Barrels and 50% Stainless Steel
Drinkability: Now through 2020
Body: Medium
Drink if you Like: Vincent Girardin
Food Pairing: Scallops with Herbed Polenta
Production: 750 cases
Availability: 5 cases

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