GIVRY

2016 1er Cru à Vigne Rouge Domaine François Lumpp

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

This is a little more perfumed more fruit-loaded nose than the Crausot. Bright red berries - palate has nice perk too. Plum-skin and a cranberry edge - but then fuller, darker flesh. A great energy. Bright - it pings. I really like this. Great balance. Levels of acidity and flesh-weight are in great balance with all these wines. L&S (Dec 2017)

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An elegant, pure and again airy nose flashes notes of both red and dark raspberry aromas along with a whisper of spiced plum. The full-bodied flavors are at once dense and powerful but sleek thanks to the relatively fine-grained tannins shaping the succulent, mouth coating and hugely long finish. In the same fashion as the Cras Long, this is clearly built-to-age and is going to need at least 5 years to become approachable. Bravo! 2026+ Rating: 93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Oct 2018)

The 2016 Givry 1er Cru A Vigne Rouge is very pretty, unfurling in the glass with a complex bouquet of raspberries, rich spice, citrus zest and dried flowers. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, velvety and bright, with terrific energy and a generous core of ripe fruit that conceals its fine, chalky tannins. Drinking range: 2018 - 2025 Rating: 92 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jul 2018)

(from 5+ year old vines). This too is quite reduced though once again the underlying fruit definitely seems ripe. The full-bodied flavors are at once dense and powerful but sleek thanks to the relatively fine-grained tannins shaping the succulent, mouth coating and hugely long finish. In the same fashion as the Cras Long, this is clearly built-to-age and is going to need at least 5 years to become approachable. In a word, excellent. Drinking range: 2026 - Rating: 91-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2018)

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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