Domaine François Lumpp

France, Burgundy

François and Isabelle Lumpp own this impeccable 16 hectare estate in Givry, a region which is so often over looked by Burgundy lovers and yet which is capable of producing wines of exceptional quality as well as value. François is a passionate viticulturalist and places great emphasis on making the wine in the vineyard.

He aims to pick at 'just ripe' rather than into overripe, and wants to make bright wines which are developed rather than masked by their time in barrel. Making the best wines in Givry, by some stretch, if he were in any other part of Burgundy he would be heralded as a super-star.

François Lumpp is the best producer in Givry, equally adept at producing stylish reds and whites (January 2015) Tim Atkin MW, (Jan 2016)

One Lumpp or two? My advice is to take two because this domaine has been producing exquisite Givry wine for many years now ... exemplary reds that deliver quality for those who don’t care whether it is Givry or Gevrey, as long as the wine tastes good. Neal Martin,

I am well aware that those with a good nose from Burgundy will already know that this domaine has producing great wines from Givry for a number of years. Do not underrate these fantastic wines. Neal Martin,

As the scores and commentaries suggest, the results are impressive. As to the style, it is definitely modern but not so much so that the underlying terroir is masked. This is definitely a domaine to watch going forward as the wines are excellent plus they deliver great value. (Burghound 4th quarter 2013) Allen Meadows,