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Santenay Premier Cru 'Clos Rousseau' Rouge, Domaine Benoit Girardin, 2022

Santenay Premier Cru 'Clos Rousseau' Rouge, Domaine Benoit Girardin, 2022

Domaine Benoit Girardin | Burgundy, France | 75cl
  • Red Still
  • Pinot Noir
Regular price £174.00
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An exciting new talent to add to the Honest Grapes roster, who is already making waves in France, and we are thrilled to introduce into the UK: The Girardin family claim thirteen generations of winemakers and Yves Girardin, like his siblings was given 3ha of vines which he subsequently grew to 21ha, purchasing the family property Chateau de de la Charriere in Santenay 2003.

His son Benoit created his own domaine in 2020, with 8 hectares of prime vineyards from his father’s holdings, including plots in Savigny-Les-Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault and Pommard. He started harvesting on 1st September as prefers balanced rather than too high acidity, and the grapes were 100% destemmed, with fermentations in steel, no pigeage, and the wines subsequently raised in 10-30% new oak. So far, so standard – there is nothing on paper which would make the range stand out… BUT there are some tastings which raise the level of energy in a room – and this was tasting was simply electric – the wines showing a sophistication, and silken elegance quite rare at this level, at once pretty but gourmand, precise and generous at the same time.

The whole range comes extremely highly recommended, these are wines to get in the cellar at the beginning of the domaine’s trajectory, whilst prices are attractive and allocations plentiful.

"1ha bordering Maranges of ferrous clay soils, giving wines with more power and structure. An open nose, quite rich and velvety, creamy damsons alongside red berry fruit and deeper spice notes and dried flowers. Attack is full of earthy red plums and just ripe hedgerow strawberries with a salty, herbaceous edge to the tannins and bright acidity. Controlled and precise with good focus but a pleasing gentility and generosity."
Tom Harrow, Head Wine Guru
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Domaine Benoit Girardin

Santenay is certainly one of Beaune’s rising appellations, and it is domaines like Benoit Girardin that are very much leading the charge, crafting wines that possess the classic boldness of the village yet with greater finesse and minerality.

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