An aromatic wine, the Les Vieilles Vignes from Maison Vincent Girardin is made with grapes from 45-year-old vines in the Pouilly Fuissé appellation. These grapes are manually harvested, and pressed for slow extraction before being aged in French oak barrels.
Green-gold in color, it’s an aromatic wine, with notes of hazelnut, toasted almond, and mineral on the nose. On the palate, it’s delicate and fresh, with fruity, floral notes of green apple, mango, and apricot. It has a long, focused finish.
The Vincent Girardin Pouilly Fuissé Les Vieilles Vignes 2016 is great as aperitif, paired with cold meats and cheeses. It’s also wonderful to pair with fish, shellfish, and white meat. Served chilled, ideally at 12C.
Vincent Girardin was only 19 years old when he established Maison Vincent Girardin in 1980. He came from a family of winegrowers, from as far back as the 17th century, so it came as no surprise that this was a passion of his. He began by making wine using two hectares of vines, inherited from his parents, and was quickly recognized for his talent and his wines’ quality.
He experimented on all sorts of techniques, and in the early 2000s, he brought in Eric Germain. The latter is a winemaker, and together, they were able to create new styles of wine, ones that are now acknowledged by winemakers everywhere.
Girardin sold the Maison in 2012 to a long-standing partner of the business. Eric Germain remains part of the group, and Maison Vincent Girardin, although it had changed hands, still continues to make wines of utmost quality, with principles that made it so popular in the first place.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.