Meursault "Le Limozin", Vincent Girardin
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Meursault "Le Limozin", Vincent Girardin - 2017

Item # 47607 750mL

This vineyard plot, Le Limouzin, is planted in clay and limestone soils. The grapes are fermented with native yeasts and then aged in French oak barrels (15% new) for 16 months before bottling. An intense and aromatic white Burgundy you could enjoy with a beef carpaccio.

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Vincent Girardin's humble beginnings started in Santenay where he began producing wines with vines he had inherited from his parents, aiming to show the potential and unique character they possessed. Today, Eric Germain carries on the production in the style that Vincent so wished to present. Le Limouzin is a relatively young parcel in the commune of Meursault but it shows incredible promise. Using a pneumatic press to get a slow extraction, grapes undergo fermentation (including malo) with native yeasts in French oak, 15% of that being new barrels before final blending taking place in stainless steel. Lemon curd, salted butter, some salted almond, with a sculpted mineral character that further enhances the brightness of the wine, drinking with tons of vibrancy and integrated elements.




The range of wine styles offered in Burgundy rivals that of any other region. In Chablis, Chardonnay is left unoaked to produce lean, crisp, steely wines with incredible acidity - a far cry from the vanilla-oak bombs that so many consumers associate with this grape. Fans of rich, unctuous, and well-oaked Chardonnay will enjoy Chassagne-Montrachet, whose age-worthy offerings offer all the fatness of a California wine, yet retain a very Burgundian, mineral-driven core and great acidity....

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From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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