Kent’s Pick: 2016 Vincent Girardin Cuvee Sainte Vincent Bourgogne Blanc, $25

The 2016 vintage in Burgundy was relatively short one due to multiple weather events, forcing producers to decrease production. Luckily, the decrease in production did not affect quality and the vintage is proving to be very good one for both red and whites. Although Girardin’s Cuvee Sainte Vincent is their entry-level Bourgogne blanc the wine should not be dismissed, as the grapes for the blend come from the very desirable regions of Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet. The nose on this wine is very pretty with notes of lemon, lime, and a touch florality. On the palate, the fruit shines as the wine is aged in neutral oak and has a lovely texture supported by a vibrant acidity. The citrus notes continue with a touch of minerality, and a little white peach. Try it with seafood or lemon chicken. This is a great value in white burgundy, so stock up while you can!