If you love independent films, small, soulful coffee shops, the mom-n-pop restaurant that writes a new menu every week and makes everything from scratch, then you're going to love the wines of Vincent Girardin.
Girardin is one of Burgundy's undisputed star estates, and belongs, more generally, to a small but growing crop of back-to-the-future estates of which it can be said: "They don't make 'em like this anymore." Its methods are proudly, unapologetically throwback: all-biodynamic farming, manual harvesting, and drastically limiting the use of new barrels for aging. Girardin even goes so far as to bottle in accordance with the lunar calendar. As Forbes wrote, gushingly, three years ago: "The old is new again at Girardin."
So devoted are we to these wines — and so confident that they will bring hours upon hours of pleasure to the lives of you and the rest of our Concierge Family — that this is the third time in a year we are bringing Girardin to you at special pricing.
We have six for you today, including four from the 2017 vintage, which Vinous called "a modern classic": the Bourgogne, Cuvée St Vincent Rouge; the Savigny-les-Beaune, Vieilles Vignes; the Savigny-les-Beaune, 1er Cru les Serpentières; and the 92-point Volnay, Vieilles Vignes Rouge. We also have, from 2018, the 91-point Bourgogne, Cuvée St Vincent Blanc, and from 2016, the 91-point Pommard, Villages Vieilles Vignes.
I'm not going to take up more of your time with exhaustive tasting notes for all six, so let me just say that the one thing that will jump out at you about these wines is that they buck the trend toward internationalization that has wormed its way into the industry.
You've seen it -- Old World wines that taste as though they were made in the New World, that possess swaggeringly high ABVs, that seem to want to impose themselves upon you with their extraction and intensity. Winemaker Eric Germain has taken the opposite tack — the better, he says, to coax out the many distinctive qualities imparted by terroir.
The result? Glorious balance, finesse, and elegance.
If you prize the verities as much as we do, then trust me: these wines will be heaven to you.
Add in our special Concierge Family pricing, and well — it just makes a tempting offer even more irresistible.
But hurry — word is most definitely out about this erstwhile cult-status estate, and we don't expect these excellent wines to last for long!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2022. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in KY, MI, NV, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.