The Beauregard 1er Cru in Santenay is full of charm and spice. It begs to be served alongside food, and is pleasantly versatile; you could serve this alongside filet mignon, veal, or poultry would all be lovely main courses. You could also open this up earlier in the evening to accompany semi-soft cheeses, pate, terrines, or smoked salmon. But, equally lovely would be Mongolian beef, as long as you went light on the spiciness. For vegetarian options, fall/winter vegetable roasts and anything involving mushroom and truffle will set you right.
From: Burgundy, France
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: The grapes come from the "Le Beauregard" Premier Cru parcel in the village of Santenay in the south of the Cote de Beaune. Le Beauregard vineyard is located just above Les Gravieres, one of the best premier cru in Santenay. The Santenay Premier Cru Le Beauregard is well-built and develops a floral bouquet. The mouth is very large with bold tannins.
The history of Maison Vincent Girardin is relatively recent. In 1980, at the age of 19, Vincent Girardin, the son of a family of winegrowers based in Santenay since the 17th century, decided to strike out on his own and began producing wine from five acres of vines that he had inherited from his parents. From his earliest youth, Vincent had a passion for working with vines and great respect for the potential that they represent, and his ambition was to produce his own wine. The quality of his wines was quickly recognized by connoisseurs all over the world, and this enabled him to expand his activity, focusing primarily on the great white and red wines of the Côte de Beaune. To cope with the growing demand for his wines, he developed an approach that was new in Burgundy: he purchased grapes from producers who shared the same philosophy and the same high standards. In 2012, Vincent Girardin sold his operation to a long-standing partner of the Maison. Jean-Pierre Nié, President of the Compagnie des Vins d’Autrefois in Beaune, naturally decided to continue with the small team of nine people that had been faithful to the Maison for many years. Today, Eric Germain continues to uphold the style of the wines, and Marco Caschera markets them all over the world.
93 Points -Tasting Panel
92 Points -Wine Enthusiast
90 Points -Wine & Spirits
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