To produce the Pommard Pierre Girardin a meticulous management in the winery takes place, with destemming varying from 20% to 100%, depending on the cuvée, and little to no pigéage to achieve a light extraction. The Pommard was aged for 15 months in oak barrels (of which 25% were new), before being transferred to tank for three months, prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered.
Fruit for this Pommard is sourced from two parcels, ‘Les Cras’ and ‘La Chanière’, from vines of around 60 years of age.
Pierre Girardin, son of Vincent Girardin, is the 13th generation of his family to make wine in Burgundy. Pierre spent a significant part of his childhood in his family’s vineyards and cellar, both helping and learning from his father. Vincent sold the family domaine and négociant business in 2011 but kept 4.5 hectares of his best sites, primarily in Meursault, Pommard and Volnay, to pass onto his son. The family’s widespread contacts throughout the Côte d’Or have enabled Pierre to supplement his domaine sites with long-term contracts with top growers. Pierre completed his first vintage aged 21 years old.