Florent Garaudet started in the tiny Burgundian village of Monthelie in 2008 at the tender age of 23. He was cash-strapped but energized by a passion that only comes when your work is a labor of love. Oh yeah, he also happened to have some of the oldest vines in his region of Burgundy, a distinct advantage when pitching business plans to wine savvy Burgundian bankers. Florent insists with such great raw material to work with, his main job is just to not mess it up. Believe me, he is not messing it up…
One of his absolute best expressions is his Meursault Vieilles Vignes. It’s always killer, even in the difficult 2021 vintage. Blending together a few select plots that lie just under the 1er cru Meursault vineyard of ‘Les Santenots,’ he’s able to get complex and elegant wines with immense concentration and freshness—well beyond what most of his neighbors are able to bottle.