En Primeur | Domaine Justin Girardin

The Girardin family and their delightful wines embody the truest values of a classic Burgundian domaine. The family history dates to 1570 and their vineyard holding of 17 hectares represents a sizeable estate in Burgundian terms, reflecting the family’s standing and position in the southern end of the Côte de Beaune. The young and extremely talented Justin, now in his early 30s, assumed total control in 2015 but he is happy to say that he is ably supported by his mother Valérie and father Jacques. This was brought home to us this autumn when we enjoyed a delightful post-Covid dinner with them; it really was a happy occasion highlighting the close-knit family unit, and their wines have very much the same feel.

Justin’s policy is for minimum levels of intervention in the winery, made possible by his meticulously attentive vineyard management techniques. Tasting his wines, he eulogised about the healthy vineyard conditions throughout the spring and summer of 2020. He also stressed how important it was to watch over the vines in the drier summer months, preserving as much moisture as possible in the soil. He employs careful tilling techniques, particularly for the more sensitive Pinot Noir, reducing the risk of a vines water stress to a minimum. These are lovely bright wines and a timely reminder that the wines of Santenay should not be ignored: it is a serious appellation in its own right.

We’re limiting purchases to 1 or 2 cases per wine due to high demand. Please contact your account manager or wine@goedhuis.com to discuss larger quantities.

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Vintage  
Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat
 
2020

Santenay Blanc Les Terrasses de Bievaux Justin Girardin

12x75cl 10+ £175.00 RELEASED

12x75cl - £242.14 Inc VAT RELEASED

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    The steeply terraced slopes of Bievaux have a natural coolness giving this vineyard an excellent freshness, thereby overcoming the warmth of the 2020 summer months. Clear aromas of freshly squeezed lemon and lime, the bright zest of fruit sits comfortably alongside the silky, mid-palate texture and rewarding ripe scented fruit finish.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 90

    In bottle. Remarkably fresh, helped by some noble reduction. Very much gunflint style. Chiselled, quite light bodied but really delicious vivacious hillside white with quite good length.

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2020

Santenay Blanc Les Terrasses de Bievaux Justin Girardin

3x150cl 10+ £95.00 RELEASED

3x150cl - £130.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    The steeply terraced slopes of Bievaux have a natural coolness giving this vineyard an excellent freshness, thereby overcoming the warmth of the 2020 summer months. Clear aromas of freshly squeezed lemon and lime, the bright zest of fruit sits comfortably alongside the silky, mid-palate texture and rewarding ripe scented fruit finish.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 90

    In bottle. Remarkably fresh, helped by some noble reduction. Very much gunflint style. Chiselled, quite light bodied but really delicious vivacious hillside white with quite good length.

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2020

Santenay Rouge 1er Cru Clos Rousseau Justin Girardin

6x75cl 10+ £120.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £160.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    Sitting on the southern boundary of the appellation, Justin commented that Clos Rousseau’s naturally cooler location certainly aided the Pinot Noir this year. A very deep dark colour, with a melody of rich wild summer fruits. A more intense and dense style than some years, but deliciously rich, very full, long and sweet on the finish.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 89-91

    From four plots, Fourneaux, Petit Clos Rousseau and two in Grand Clos Rousseau. Medium to full purple. The bouquet is a little more accessible than Maladière, but growing in density. The ripeness is more evident, this is quite similar to Beauregard in that regard, with some cherry and ripe raspberry. Medium plus length and a little fresher to the finish.

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2020

Santenay Rouge 1er Cru Clos Rousseau Justin Girardin

3x150cl 10+ £130.00 RELEASED

3x150cl - £172.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    Sitting on the southern boundary of the appellation, Justin commented that Clos Rousseau’s naturally cooler location certainly aided the Pinot Noir this year. A very deep dark colour, with a melody of rich wild summer fruits. A more intense and dense style than some years, but deliciously rich, very full, long and sweet on the finish.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 89-91

    From four plots, Fourneaux, Petit Clos Rousseau and two in Grand Clos Rousseau. Medium to full purple. The bouquet is a little more accessible than Maladière, but growing in density. The ripeness is more evident, this is quite similar to Beauregard in that regard, with some cherry and ripe raspberry. Medium plus length and a little fresher to the finish.

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Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.