Pierre Girardin, son of Vincent Girardin, is the 13th generation of his family to make wine in Burgundy. Pierre spent a significant part of his childhood in his family’s vineyards and cellar, both helping and learning from his father. Vincent sold the family domaine and négociant business in 2011 but kept 4.5 hectares of his best sites, primarily in Meursault, Pommard and Volnay, to pass onto his son. The family’s widespread contacts throughout the Côte d’Or have enabled Pierre to supplement his domaine sites with long-term contracts with top growers. Pierre completed his first vintage aged 21 years old.
The fruit for this wine is sourced 80% from Meursault and 20% from Volnay. Pierre searches for growers who share the same viticultural philosophy and the vineyards used for this wine practise organic principles. The vines are all older than 35 years old.
The 'Éclat de Calcaire` has precise notes of fresh citrus fruit, white flowers and fresh pastry on the nose. On the palate, bright acidity gives the wine great energy and freshness. It is well-balanced, elegant and poised and is excellent value for a Bourgogne Blanc.