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Girardin | Domaine Vincent

Vincent Girardin is a man in a hurry. In just a few years, he's progressed from upstart winemaker to one of Burgundy's bona fide rising stars.

With 95 percent of his wines sold outside France, he knows something about the sink-or-swim world of international competition. In this cutthroat environment, any advantage helps, and printing "Burgundy" on your label should be an obvious leg up.

In reality, says Girardin, too many poor Burgundies are sold. "You have growers who are convinced that the way they've always worked is perfect, even though their bottles are undrinkable," says Girardin, 38. "Twenty percent are good growers, but the other vignerons float on a cloud, without any idea of how bad their wines are.."
Worse, the whistle-blower fumes, the bad wines are often sold for the same prices as the good Burgundies. This situation, he says undercuts the region's reputation, not to mention the competitiveness of shippers like himself. "In the New World, they're much more realistic; in Burgundy, we're not realistic," he says.

Girardin produces clean, pure and fruity wines. "I don't want my wines to taste musty, like an old cellar," he says. "The style of many Burgundy wines made 20 to 30 years ago is out of date. We're into a new millennium and we can't take anything for granted."
He's been able to pursue his vision freely because he's the master of his own universe. "I'm alone to decide, while more than 50 percent of Burgundy's wineries are held by the parents," says Girardin. "And when daddy says no, it's no, even if the younger generation wants to change things."

He started his own business in 1982, with 5 acres inherited from his parents. Today, he farms 40 acres, which produce one-fifth of the bottles he makes. The rest is made from must or grapes he purchases from growers whose work he respects.

Available Wines

2009 Girardin Beaune Rouge Les Perrieres

2012 Girardin Bien Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 6/750

2015 Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee St Vincent

2014 Girardin Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee St Vincent Pinot Noir

2015 Girardin Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee St Vincent Pinot Noir

2009 Girardin Chambolle-Musigny Villages Vieille Vignes

2010 Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret 6/750

2015 Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet Les Caillerets

2009 Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Vieille Vignes

2015 Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet Vieille Vignes

2015 Girardin Corton Rognets Grand Cru

2017 Girardin Gevrey-Chambertin Villages Vieille Vignes

2016 Girardin Macon-Fuisse VV

2012 Girardin Meursault Blanc Les Charmes Dessus

2009 Girardin Meursault Blanc Les Narvaux

2015 Girardin Meursault Blanc Les Narvaux

2009 Girardin Meursault Les Tillets

2010 Girardin Meursault Rouge Les Cras

2014 Girardin Meursault Villages Vieille Vignes Blanc

2014 Girardin Morey St Denis Vielles Vignes

2011 Girardin Pernand Vergelesses

2010 Girardin Pinot Noir Emotions de Terrior

2011 Girardin Pommard Les Vignots

2015 Girardin Pommard Vielles Vignes

2017 Girardin Pommard Vielles Vignes

2012 Girardin Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres

2015 Girardin Puligny-Montrachet Blanc Vieille Vignes

2010 Girardin Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseigneres

2012 Girardin Pul-Mont Pucelles 1er Cru

2016 Girardin Rully Blanc Les Cloux 1er Cru

2017 Girardin Rully Vielles Vignes

2016 Girardin Santenay 1er Cru Beauregard

2016 Girardin Santenay Blanc Beaurepaire 1er Cru

2010 Girardin Santenay Blanc Clos de Tavannes

2012 Girardin Santenay Blanc Clos de Tavannes

2013 Girardin Santenay Blanc Clos de Tavannes

2014 Girardin Santenay Blanc Clos de Tavannes

2015 Girardin Santenay Gravieres

2016 Girardin Santenay Gravieres

2010 Girardin Santenay Maladiere

2014 Girardin Santenay Terres d'Enfance

2014 Girardin Santenay Terres d'Enfance Blanc

2012 Girardin Savigny-les-Beaune Serpentieres

2015 Girardin Savigny-les-Beaune Serpentieres

2011 Girardin St Aubin 1er Cru les Perrieres

2017 Girardin St Aubin En Remilly 1er Cru

2015 Girardin St Aubin Murger de Dents de Chien blanc

2016 Girardin St Aubin Murger de Dents de Chien blanc

2017 Girardin St Aubin Murger de Dents de Chien blanc

2015 Girardin Volnay Santenots 1er Cru

2015 Girardin Volnay Villages Vieilles Vignes

2017 Girardin Volnay Villages Vieilles Vignes

2009 Girardin Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Beaux Monts

2009 Girardin Vosne Romanee Suchot

2009 Girardin Vosne Romanee Vielles Vignes

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