Giraudon VdF Blanc Primavera 2021Regular price $34.99
Come off trail with us to Côte Roannaise. We’re happy to share that we’ve got our hands on a few bottles from Vincent Giraudon so that you can get a glimpse of what this little-known area is all about. Vincent farms a tiny parcel and vinifies with his good friend Romain Paire, whose Domaine Pothiers is one of the most visible reference points for the Côte Roannaise. He’s a young winemaker drawing eyes back to the region with his minimal intervention approach and elegant results.
This declassified white comes from old Aligoté vines farmed organically and biodynamically. It’s rare to find the variety here: if any white is planted, it’s usually Chardonnay or Viognier. But Vincent had conviction that his soils would be perfect with Aligoté. The tiny parcel (just half a hectare) yields uncommonly delicious wine that is audacious and alive, with evocative orchard fruit aromas and a balanced body thanks to 10 months aging on the lees.