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2020 Maison Camille Giroud Volnay

Availability:
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Original price $179.00 - Original price $179.00
Original price
$179.00
$179.00 - $179.00
Current price $179.00

Region: Burgundy, France

Grape: Pinot Noir

Culinary Suggestions: Grilled Lamb, Roast Duck, Game Meats, Medium-Soft Cheeses

About

In 1865, Camille Giroud, of Swiss origin, married Miss Deschamps, who was the daughter of a family of coopers and wine merchants long-established in Beaune. This year, Camille also took over a small family-owned wine trade firm which he renamed Maison Giroud Deschamps. It wasn’t until 1903, that the Maison finally took the name Camille Giroud.

Throughout most of its history, Maison Camille Giroud only purchased musts and finished wines. They established themselves as a wine maturer and only purchased wines they could cellar for many years or even decades.

In the 1990s, the family decided to break from tradition, putting aside wine purchases and began buying grapes and vineyards, but in 2000, unable to get the company back on track financially, the family made the decision to sell the company.

A group of American investors took over Maison Camille Giroud in 2001, but they did not wish to be too closely involved and wanted the company to keep to its traditions. 

Today the Maison remains rather exclusive, Carel Voorhuis has taken over the reins since October 2016.  The course chartered for the Maison from its origin remains unchanged, whilst pursuing new projects implemented since 2002.


Tasting Notes

A mentholated top note can be found on the earthy and overtly spicy aromas of poached plum and violet. The delicious and energetic middle weight flavors possess a relatively fine texture while delivering very solid depth and persistence on the delineated finale. This is also very good for its level and worth your attention.

89-91 points - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com April 2022

Drink: 2026+