In this week's Life In A Bottle, Ancona's Wine Director Codey Foster sips and chats about 2019 Pierre Girardin Bourgogne Blanc 'Eclat De Calcaire Ancona's Edition. Watch it here.
This simply outstanding White Burgundy, can easily mistaken for top-notch Meursault: bound with complex flavors of smokey mineral and flint embedded in a complex fabric of tree fruit, fresh herbs, spice, and a kiss of buttery brioche around the edges. And the price is so silly. These are wines that I'll regularly be bringing home myself, as long as we can keep them in stock. 13.5%
Remember to tuck away a few bottles: And no doubt you'd be well rewarded to hoard some away for a few years. I have to say, some of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had buying/drinking wine are with humble Bourgogne Blanc—cellared for 3-5 years after release with a few years of age this wine has a tendency to seriously sing.
(And I seriously recommend stocking up at this aggressive intro price)
Codey starts by saying, "For those of you that are familiar with these wines, I'm pleased to report that nothing has changed here. Pierre is killing it."
When I first tasted Pierre Vincent's wine, I have to admit--I thought the price was too good to be true. (And I still feel that way, frankly)
Point blank--without hesitation--this is simply, utterly, exceptional White Burgundy.
In my career, I can vividly recall maybe just half dozen seriously over-performing Bourgogne Blancs. And on that short list, it’s hard to think of one I’d put up against Girardin. This caliber, at this cost of entry—you just don’t see that any more.
So who is this kid?
Pierre is maybe 24 years old.
And 2017 was his first vintage.
BTW: the photo you see here is Pierre on his first trip to Wilton Center in 2019.
Learn more and purchase the wine HERE.