2020 - Santenay Blanc Les Terrasses de Bievaux Justin Girardin
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Justin Girardin
Region
Santenay
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2023 - 2029
Case size
3x150cl
En Primeur

2020 SANTENAY BLANC LES TERRASSES DE BIEVAUX JUSTIN GIRARDIN - 3x150cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Justin Girardin
Region
Santenay
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2023 - 2029
Case size
3x150cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £95.00 (Ex. VAT)
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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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Producer

Domaine Justin Girardin

The Girardin family have been establish vignerons in Burgundy for centuries. Justin Girardin has recently taken up the reins from father Jacques (brother of famous négociant Vincent Girardin) at the family’s 17 hectare domaine. Their holdings stretch from Santenay to Savigny lès Beaune, through Chassagne Montrachet and Pommard. The estate follows organic practices, although it is not certified. Justin is a modest young man with an endearingly quiet approach to wine – he gingerly crafts the wines in the vineyard, and makes minimal interventions in the cellar. As a result his range of Santenays are a fascinating portrait of one of the Côte D’Or’s lesser known villages, and well worth exploring. It is so exciting to discover a domaine following the transition from one generation to the next, when ambition and quality are on the up. Justin’s wines offer excellent value with no compromise in quality.

Region

Santenay

Santenay is a village and thermal resort in the Côte de Beaune district of Burgundy and is where the Côte d'Or begins in the south. 90% of wine from Santenay is red made from Pinot Noir and therest is white wine made from Chardonnay. The most noteworthy Premiers Crus are La Comme (on the border with Chassagne), Les Gravières (south of La Comme), Beauregard (to the west of Les Gravières) and Passetemps (to the south of Beauregard). The soils are varied with La Comme and Les Gravières, on the northern slope of Santenay, having a topsoil of gravel over marly-limestone. On the south side of Santenay, the soils are either brown limestone or deep in character, and the wines are more earthy. Red wines are generally well built and can be marked by a rustic and ‘terroir' quality. They are often tannic and hard in youth with earthy aromas and hints of violets,strawberries and almonds. Older wines tend to be characterised by chestnut and dried plum flavours and often have a smoky character. Premiers Crus have more noticeable floral notes. It is often said that Les Gravières has the greatest finesse, while La Comme is more robust. Santenay whites can have a youthful bouquet of hazelnuts and ferns. Within Les Gravières there is a plot producing white wine, including the very good Clos de Gravières. One of the best ambassadors for the region is Vincent Girardin.