Santenay Premier cru, La maladiere

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The Girardin family was based in santenay, In the Cote de Beaune, for three Centuries until Vincent Girardin, dynamic grower-turned-négociant moved from Santenay to large premises in Meursault a few years ago, and quality has moved up a gear with him. Girardin is now doing the opposite of many producers: reducing volume and raising standard. For example, he now refuses to buy from growers who use insecticides or herbicides, part of his own move towards a biodynamic approach. La Maladière is a large southeast-facing premier cru in the very heart of the Santenay, Burgundy commune. The grapes for this wine are hand-harvested from vines averaging thirty-five years old.

SANTENAY 1ER CRU LA MALADIÈRE

  • Red Wines
  • Country:  France
  • Region:  Burgundy – Côte d’Or
  • Appellation:  Santenay 1er Cru
  • Producer:  Vincent Girardin
  • Vintage:  2011
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape Varieties:  100% Pinot Noir
  • Closure:  Cork

TASTING NOTES

Elegant and pure, yet with typical Santenay succulence, this medium-bodied wine has abundant berry fruit coupled to a certain mineral, savoury quality.

European Red Wines, French Red Wines, Red Wines

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