For March, we feature a selection from our collection of Reserve Wines. Chef Rob recommends pairing this red with his Wagyu Beef Tartare with tobacco onions, quail egg and Parmesan cheese or the Pan Seared Wagyu Steak Frittes with wild mushrooms, Oakview Farms yard egg and Parmesan cheese.
About the wine
The Perrières 2006 is a red wine, made by Vincent Girardin. Its origin is Corton Grand Cru in Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France. It is made from the Pinot Noir grape. It is produced from the 2006 harvest.
A classic Corton nose. Deep color. Black cherry, raisined fruit. A good mid-palate with a velvet texture devoid of tannin. Lush and meaty, then good baby tannins on the back end with a succulent milk chocolate and black licorice finish.
About the winemaker
Vincent Girardin was born in Santenay, in the Côte de Beaune and is part of a winemaking family whose origins date to the 17th century (11th generation). Now in his forties, Vincent began in 1982 with only 2 hectares (5 acres) of vines. When his father retired, Vincent took over several additional hectares to which he could devote himself.
Vincent Girardin is a man of conviction. He knows what he wants. He has grasped his profession firmly with both hands.
Vincent’s roots are deep in the most prestigious terroirs of Burgundy. He knows every vine, every parcel of land. He also ensures that the very highest quality is maintained by following each wine’s development every step of the way, at all times respecting the most important element of Burgundy — the individuality of its terroirs.
It is this very personal touch that conjures up the richness, harmony and elegance that make Vincent Girardin’s wines so sought-after.