Vincent Girardin 2016 Volnay, Les Vieilles Vignes


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rapes for this wine come especially from “Les Lurets” and “La Gigotte” vineyards, at the bottom of Volnay, from vines averaging 65 years of age. It’s a Gentle slope with soils of clay and limestone. The 100% Pinot Noir grapes are harvest-picking by hand. The grapes are sorted twice, then partially destemmed. Fermentation is in stainless steel thermo-regulated tanks, beginning with natural yeasts. The wine is put into the cask further to a soft settling of the juice in French oak (15% new oak). The aging lasts 14 months on fine lees and the wine is bottled without fining and filtering.Jeb Dunnuck tasted a barrel sample and scored this 91-93 saying “The 2016 Volnay Vieilles Vignes is another impressive 2016 barrel sample. Notes of black cherries, blackberries, smoked earth, underbrush, and earth all give way to a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, structured wine that has ripe, present tannin, loads of fruit and depth, and a big finish. This is a rich, concentrated 2016 that has…


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