GIVRY

2012 1er Cru Clos Jus Domaine François Lumpp

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte Chalonnaise
Village Givry
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13%
Vineyard Clos Jus

Rich again, but is this even more lifted that the Crausot? Certainly also superb. Juicy and appetising as well as also being deep, full of balance and supple length. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025 L&S (Jan 2014)

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The 2012 Givry 1er Cru Clos Jus has a very elegant refined bouquet with succulent blackberry and cranberry scents that are beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a beguiling sense of focus and symmetry and it builds gracefully toward a grainy, saline finish that begs another sip. Rating: 92-92 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com(Mar 2014)

Dark, savoury and yet quite ripe – almost fruitcake-like. Moderate tannins, spicy and tight length. Lovely oak spice right at the last. 2015-2024 Rating: 16.5 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2014)

Reduction presently dominates the nose but there is very good density to the intense and solidly complex medium weight flavors that possess plenty of structure coating dry extract and imparts a velvety mouth feel to the firm, delicious and impressively long finish. The tannins are phenolically mature and this too should amply reward 6 to 8 years of cellar time. 2019+ Rating: 90-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2013)

Domaine François Lumpp

François Lumpp started as a grower in the family domaine in 1977, but then separated from his brother and set up on his own with four hectares of vines in 1991. He and his wife Isabelle have gradually grown the vineyard to reach nine and a half hectares. They are delighted that they have now been joined by two of their children, Pierre and Anne-Cécile.

François is a passionate viticulturalist and places great emphasis on making the wine in the vineyards, which are farmed with minimum intervention to allow the terroir to express itself fully. In practice this means very careful choice of plant material to give the highest quality results (often at the expense of yield). From 2013, they changed their pruning system to limit yields and also to prevent disease of the woody part of the vines. They have not used weedkillers since 1995, preferring to till and hoe. At the beginning of the season they use treatments appropriate to organic viticulture (copper sulphate) as a preventative, but later in the season, if disease threatens, they prefer to use conventional treatments in order to limit the total number of times they have to send the tractors in. Green harvesting will be used if required to limit yields and ensure even ripening.

At harvest, the pickers sort the grapes carefully at each vine, and then they are checked again on the sorting table, so that only the highest quality fruit is used. François 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. François adjusts the level of new wood to suits the vintage, using some one year-old and some two year-old barrels as well, The whites get around 30% new wood, and he uses up to 70% on the reds. The domaine has quite a following among value-conscious Burgundy fans, but it's fair to say that if he was in the Côte d'Or he would be even better-known.

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