PIERRE GIRARDIN

Although he grew up learning and watching his father, Vincent Girardin, make wine, Pierre-Vincent’s wine is coming from his own vineyards and growers he purchases fruit from. His style is distinctly different from his father. Pierre-Vincent is seeking to make wines of terroir with crunchy whites and delicately aromatic reds. He is especially fond of Meursault, Volnay, Pommard and Corton because of the unique characteristics of their various terroirs which he believes to be quite special. Pierre follows organic farming practices in the vineyards and follows the lunar calendar for his decision making. The growers he purchases fruit from have old vines and are also farming organically. Pierre stays in close contact with them throughout the growing season.

In general, with Pierre’s reds, his approach is quite gentle with an infusion or watering of the berries in the initial stages of the winemaking process. Then, there is no punching down only the use of pumping over as he doesn’t want to extract harsh tannins or produce overly powerful wines. Most of his wines are made with 100% de-stemmed grapes and the percentage of whole cluster used, if at all, is only around 15-30%. For Pierre’s ageing regimen on the reds, he uses traditional Burgundy style barrels with around 30-40% new oak. The Volnay 1er Cru ‘Clos des Chênes sees 100% new oak ageing in barrel.

In the fall of 2019, we hosted a tasting with Pierre-Vincent at our shop. The favourite was one of his whites - the 2017 Meursault ‘Les Narvaux’. It had a bit of reduction on the nose which Pierre-Vincent explained comes in part from how he presses his grapes. The wine also showed toasty notes, aromas of ripe pear along with minerality and a zesty lemon citrus lift. It was concentrated with a long finish and pleasing texture on the palate.

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. He uses about 40% new oak on his village level and premiers crus whites with 60% new oak for his Corton-Charlemagne. 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 and able to bring you his second vintage – his 2018s.

Here are Linden's impressions from the barrel tasting: Bourgogne Blanc ‘Eclat de Calcaire’ “because I focus on the limestone” was compact with good concentration. Meursault ‘Narvaux’ was rich, round and energetic, fleshy with a fine texture. Pommard 1er Cru ‘Les Grands Epenots’ showed a full colour, with a very ripe nose, a rich sweet attack, some spiciness, and a solid feel.

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2019 Pierre Girardin - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 24 24 4,000 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 1500 BOTTLE 1 1 9,000 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 3000 BOTTLE 1 1 20,000 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Rouge 'Eclat de Calcaire' 750 BOTTLE 90 90 280 - EP
2018 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 23 23 2,100 - HK
2018 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 4 4 2,100 - SHOP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 23 23 2,100 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 34 34 1,800 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1500 BOTTLE 12 12 4,000 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 3000 BOTTLE 1 1 9,000 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 60 60 950 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Echezeaux Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 69 69 2,400 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Echezeaux Grand Cru 1500 BOTTLE 15 15 5,500 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Echezeaux Grand Cru 3000 BOTTLE 1 1 12,000 - EP
2018 Pierre Girardin - Gevrey Chambertin 'Clos Prieur' 750 BOTTLE 30 30 620 - HK
2018 Pierre Girardin - Gevrey Chambertin 'Clos Prieur' 750 BOTTLE 4 4 620 - SHOP
2018 Pierre Girardin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Les Champeaux' 750 BOTTLE 18 18 1,080 - HK
2018 Pierre Girardin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Les Champeaux' 750 BOTTLE 4 4 1,080 - SHOP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Meursault 'Les Narvaux' 750 BOTTLE 23 23 820 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Meursault 'Meix Chavaux' 750 BOTTLE 27 27 820 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Meursault 1er Cru 'Charmes' 750 BOTTLE 27 27 1,200 - EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Morey St Denis 1er Cru 'Les Monts Luisants' 750 BOTTLE 116 116 680 - EP
2018 Pierre Girardin - Pommard 1er Cru 'Grand Epenots' 750 BOTTLE 5 5 880 - HK
2018 Pierre Girardin - Pommard 1er Cru 'Grand Epenots' 750 BOTTLE 3 3 880 - SHOP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 4,000 / BTL 24 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
24
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
4,000
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
1500 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 9,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
9,000
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
3000 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 20,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
20,000
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Bourgogne Rouge 'Eclat de Calcaire'
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 280 / BTL 90 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
90
Qty of btl
90
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
EP
2018 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,100 / BTL 23 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
23
Qty of btl
23
Btl price (HKD)
2,100
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 2,100 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
2,100
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 2,100 / BTL 23 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
23
Qty of btl
23
Btl price (HKD)
2,100
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 1,800 / BTL 34 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
34
Qty of btl
34
Btl price (HKD)
1,800
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
1500 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 4,000 / BTL 12 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
12
Qty of btl
12
Btl price (HKD)
4,000
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
3000 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 9,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
9,000
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 950 / BTL 60 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
60
Qty of btl
60
Btl price (HKD)
950
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Echezeaux Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 2,400 / BTL 69 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
69
Qty of btl
69
Btl price (HKD)
2,400
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Echezeaux Grand Cru
1500 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 5,500 / BTL 15 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
15
Qty of btl
15
Btl price (HKD)
5,500
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Echezeaux Grand Cru
3000 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 12,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
12,000
Score
-
Location
EP
2018 Pierre Girardin - Gevrey Chambertin 'Clos Prieur'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 620 / BTL 30 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
30
Qty of btl
30
Btl price (HKD)
620
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Pierre Girardin - Gevrey Chambertin 'Clos Prieur'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 620 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
620
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2018 Pierre Girardin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Les Champeaux'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,080 / BTL 18 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
18
Qty of btl
18
Btl price (HKD)
1,080
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Pierre Girardin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Les Champeaux'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,080 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
1,080
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Meursault 'Les Narvaux'
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 820 / BTL 23 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
23
Qty of btl
23
Btl price (HKD)
820
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Meursault 'Meix Chavaux'
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 820 / BTL 27 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
27
Qty of btl
27
Btl price (HKD)
820
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Meursault 1er Cru 'Charmes'
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 1,200 / BTL 27 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
27
Qty of btl
27
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Pierre Girardin - Morey St Denis 1er Cru 'Les Monts Luisants'
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 680 / BTL 116 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
116
Qty of btl
116
Btl price (HKD)
680
Score
-
Location
EP
2018 Pierre Girardin - Pommard 1er Cru 'Grand Epenots'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 880 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
880
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Pierre Girardin - Pommard 1er Cru 'Grand Epenots'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 880 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
880
Score
-
Location
SHOP
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