French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Philippe Girard 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Les Peuillets
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Philippe Girard 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Les Peuillets
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Philippe Girard 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Les Peuillets

Domaine Philippe Girard
2011 Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Les Peuillets

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Best after some aging, this wine is grown on clay and limestone on 40-year-old vines. It’s a soft, velvety, fresh wine — softer than Girard’s other wines. It has won 3 medals in the Independent Wine Grower competition in France.

  • Closed at the moment, but hinting at depths. Intriguing nose with dusty, earthy scents suggestive of clay or talc, but also spice (nutmeg), orange peel, meat, cola, and something smoky and evocative of an incense-filled temple in Hong Kong. The palate brings cherries and black tea to mind. Not a powerhouse, but a very pretty wine with the structure to improve considerably. Nicely balanced with acidity and offering a protracted finish marked by pronounced but delicate tannins. A wine to watch as it grows.

    Food pairing: Pigeon, game hen, duck, other game or fowl, lamb

  • A complex, developing nose offers savory spice and woodsy notes, along with red fruit, brambles, and a delicate bouquet of floral scents. Bright and piercing impression on the palate, with tart, slightly under-ripe cherry flavors. Good acidity. Somewhat rustic tannins. Medium body. Something suggestive of vegetation on the moderately long finish. Likely to go well with heavier foods, as it has enough acidity to stand up to tomato sauces.

    Food pairing: Heavy foods; pasta in tomato sauce

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The Creator of This Wine

Domaine Philippe Girard

Domaine Philippe Girard

An award-winning vintner, Philippe Girard has won many medals and honors for his wines — particularly his premiers crus. He now works with his son, Arnaud, to create wines that gain complexity and character with age.

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Details
Producer:Domaine Philippe Girard
Region:Burgundy
Year:2011
Maturity:2013-2018
Alcohol:13%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:Red
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Flavors:Earth, Cherry, Citrus
Body:Medium
Soul:Youthful