2017 Justin Girardin Santenay Blanc “Les Terrasses de Bievaux”

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In old French 'bievaux' means 'beautiful valley'. Historically this land was reputed to produce excellent white wines but, after the destruction of the vineyards by the Phylloxera pest, this hillside was left abandoned. In the 1960s a number of vines were replanted and in view of the quality of the resulting wine, the entire hillside was replanted between 1970 and 1986. The vines are planted on terraces and the steep slopes of Santenay (around 20% gradient) to provide better exposure. Girardin's plots are situated above the Premier Cru La Maladiere, where Jasper Morris says some of Santenay's most stylish wines are produced. The vineyards are high, at between 1,100 and 1,300 feet above sea level.

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