Vincent Girardin - Batard-Montrachet - Grand Cru - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Vincent Girardin - Batard Montrachet - Grand Cru

95 points - The Wine Advocate

Regular price €684.00 Inc Vat
€912.00/l
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The 2018 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is fabulous, unwinding to reveal complex aromas of citrus oil, warm bread, frangipane, pear, white flowers and smoke. Full-bodied, satiny and layered, it's ample and muscular, with a seamless, elegant profile despite its scale, and lively girdling acids. Long and penetrating, it derives from an ideally located parcel. - William Kelley
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Batard Montrachet
Producer:
Vincent Girardin
Grapes/Blend:
100% Chardonnay
Serving temp:
7–12 °C
Style:
Grand Cru

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The reds are made including stems where possible, if ripe and healthy enough, and minimal handling during cuvaison: no punching down at all. As with the whites there is little reliance on new wood.

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