PIERRE GIRARDIN

By Florian Rossignol, 9 November 2021

Pierre Girardin is Burgundy's most promising new star. If you are familiar with his last name, yes, you guessed it right, Pierre is the son of Vincent Girardin. In 2017, Pierre-Vincent made his first vintage, at 21 years old. His talent was soon one Burgundy lovers’ radar, with Steen Öhmann, aka Winehog, commenting, “Expressing terroir is not easy, but producers like Roulot really excel in bringing out the individual character of the village terroirs – showing how different they are – and what they can offer in terms of enjoyment and pairing with food. To find a 21-year-old vigneron with the same ambitions – and the talent to match – is rare indeed.”

Below is our senior consultant Anthony Hanson MW’s impression on his 2019s:

Domaine Pierre Girardin has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of his father Vincent’s estate, which had a long history, going back as Burgundy vine-growers for more than 10 generations. Vincent decided to sell most of his vineyards in 2011, but he retained some of the best, in Meursault, Pommard and Volnay, with Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières, in case his then-young son Pierre might wish to pick up the embers. This has indeed happened, and Pierre made his first wines aged 21. Now he has built a superb new winery in Meursault, where the first vintage was 2018. Pierre is bringing passionate energies to bear on the produce of the family’s vines, as well as other sites, where he either sources grapes, or manages the cultivation.

Building a new winery from scratch meant key decisions for equipment. Pierre’s policy is to vinify his whites in oak barrels containing 456 litres – double the size of a classic Burgundy barrel. This means smaller surfaces for exchange between wine and wood, with less penetration of air, to ensure maximum aromatic freshness. It also brings about less evaporation, and has allowed him to reduce sulphur dioxide use. 95% of his barrels are in this size, and he does not believe in lees-rousing. The whites spend a year in barrel, then are assembled in tank. His Meursault ‘Les Narvaux’ grapes came from a white-marl, limestone-rich soil giving complex wines with fruit density and freshness. Meursault 1er Cru ‘Charmes’ came from mid-slope and the heart of the 1er Cru, which bring roundness and flesh. Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru grapes originated in an 85 year old vineyard on the Chassagne-Montrachet side, with Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru being an assemblage of grapes from both Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix. For the 2019 vintage he has used one third new barrels for village and 1er Cru whites, and 50% for the grands crus.

For the reds, Pierre bought many small stainless steel vats with floating tops, and believes in careful temperature control during fermentation, at lowest possible levels, with little or no intervention. 100% whole bunches were retained in 2019 for Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru. After 12 months in barrel, typically using 35-50% new barrels for 1st Growths, racking and assembling took place, with Côte de Beaune reds being bottled in December, then the Côte de Nuits in February. Just 3 barrels were made of the Clos-Vougeot Grand Cru, from a parcel lying in mid-Clos, between the two Châteaux. Echézeaux Grand Cru gave a better yield (5 barrels), the grapes coming from Les Treux, the vines lying close to Grands-Echézeaux.

Pierre-Vincent is very concerned about oxidation, and one of the practices that he does to protect against oxidation is pressing his grapes very hard. This style of pressing the grapes usually takes about three hours. From this pressing you also get dry extract from the grapes which gives more texture to the wine.

Other practices Pierre-Vincent does to help protect his wine against oxidation include keeping a very cold cellar and purchasing corks from Sardinia that he has found are three times the density of the corks found in Spain and Portugal. He explained these corks provide much greater protection from allowing oxygen into the wine. He also coats each cap in wax to help provide an added layer of protection. For ageing his whites Pierre uses specially designed 456-litre barrels because he feels that keeps freshness in the wines and limits the oak influence. Pierre uses minimal sulphur in the winemaking process.

This young man brings the techniques he learned from his father and his own vision to his wines. We are thrilled to be working with him now in Hong Kong.

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2021 Pierre Girardin - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 750 Bottle 12 12 6,500 - HK
2022 Pierre Girardin - Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Grandes Epenotes' 750 Bottle 54 54 650 - EP
2021 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Blanc 'Eclat de Calcaire' 750 Bottle 1 1 400 - HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Blanc 'Eclat de Calcaire' 750 Bottle 3 3 400 - SHOP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Blanc 'Eclat de Calcaire' 750 Bottle 120 120 300 - EP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Blanc 'Eclat de Calcaire' 1500 Bottle 42 42 700 - EP
2020 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Rouge 'Eclat de Calcaire' 750 Bottle 1 1 350 - SHOP
2021 Pierre Girardin - Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Feusselottes' 750 Bottle 88 88 1,700 - HK
2022 Pierre Girardin - Chardonnay Le Noyer 750 Bottle 36 36 500 - EP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Chardonnay Le Noyer 1500 Bottle 6 6 1,100 - EP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Chardonnay Petite Montagne 750 Bottle 30 30 450 - EP
2021 Pierre Girardin - Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 48 48 2,900 - HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 'Grandes Ruchottes' 1500 Bottle 10 10 4,800 - HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 'Grandes Ruchottes' 1500 Bottle 2 2 4,800 - SHOP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Vignes Blanches' 750 Bottle 54 54 1,300 - EP
2020 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 3000 Bottle 1 1 12,000 - HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 1500 Bottle 1 1 5,500 - SHOP
2020 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1500 Bottle 2 2 7,000 - HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 3000 Bottle 4 4 16,000 - HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 750 Bottle 36 36 3,200 - HK
2022 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 3000 Bottle 1 1 15,000 - EP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1500 Bottle 6 6 6,500 - EP
2021 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 'La Croix' 750 Bottle 18 18 3,500 - HK
2020 Pierre Girardin - Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 750 Bottle 22 22 1,600 - HK
2020 Pierre Girardin - Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 750 Bottle 3 3 1,600 - SHOP
2021 Pierre Girardin - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 6,500 / BTL 12 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
12
Qty of btl
12
Btl price (HKD)
6,500
Score
-
Location
HK
2022 Pierre Girardin - Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Grandes Epenotes'
750 ml Bottle EP HKD 650 / BTL 54 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
54
Qty of btl
54
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
EP
2021 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Blanc 'Eclat de Calcaire'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 400 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
400
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Blanc 'Eclat de Calcaire'
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 400 / BTL 3 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
400
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Blanc 'Eclat de Calcaire'
750 ml Bottle EP HKD 300 / BTL 120 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
300
Score
-
Location
EP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Blanc 'Eclat de Calcaire'
1500 ml Bottle EP HKD 700 / BTL 42 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
42
Qty of btl
42
Btl price (HKD)
700
Score
-
Location
EP
2020 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Rouge 'Eclat de Calcaire'
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 350 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
350
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2021 Pierre Girardin - Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Feusselottes'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,700 / BTL 88 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
88
Qty of btl
88
Btl price (HKD)
1,700
Score
-
Location
HK
2022 Pierre Girardin - Chardonnay Le Noyer
750 ml Bottle EP HKD 500 / BTL 36 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
36
Qty of btl
36
Btl price (HKD)
500
Score
-
Location
EP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Chardonnay Le Noyer
1500 ml Bottle EP HKD 1,100 / BTL 6 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
1,100
Score
-
Location
EP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Chardonnay Petite Montagne
750 ml Bottle EP HKD 450 / BTL 30 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
30
Qty of btl
30
Btl price (HKD)
450
Score
-
Location
EP
2021 Pierre Girardin - Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 2,900 / BTL 48 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
48
Qty of btl
48
Btl price (HKD)
2,900
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 'Grandes Ruchottes'
1500 ml Bottle HK HKD 4,800 / BTL 10 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
10
Qty of btl
10
Btl price (HKD)
4,800
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 'Grandes Ruchottes'
1500 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 4,800 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
4,800
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Vignes Blanches'
750 ml Bottle EP HKD 1,300 / BTL 54 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
54
Qty of btl
54
Btl price (HKD)
1,300
Score
-
Location
EP
2020 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
3000 ml Bottle HK HKD 12,000 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
12,000
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
1500 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 5,500 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
5,500
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2020 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
1500 ml Bottle HK HKD 7,000 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
7,000
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
3000 ml Bottle HK HKD 16,000 / BTL 4 case available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
16,000
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 3,200 / BTL 36 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
36
Qty of btl
36
Btl price (HKD)
3,200
Score
-
Location
HK
2022 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
3000 ml Bottle EP HKD 15,000 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
15,000
Score
-
Location
EP
2022 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
1500 ml Bottle EP HKD 6,500 / BTL 6 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
6,500
Score
-
Location
EP
2021 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 'La Croix'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 3,500 / BTL 18 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
18
Qty of btl
18
Btl price (HKD)
3,500
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Pierre Girardin - Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 22 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
22
Qty of btl
22
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Pierre Girardin - Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 1,600 / BTL 3 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
-
Location
SHOP
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