A fresh, ripe and beautifully layered nose of pure red berry fruit, stone and earth aromas. Excellent phenolic ripeness that shape the medium weight. Generous and suave finish.
The wines of Givry have been lauded since the time of Henri IV, however since phylloxera hit the Côte Chalonnaise in the late 1800s, the appellation has been slow to recover. Leading its resurgence are brothers Jean-Marc and Vincent Joblot, who have brought pride and fame to Givry for their refined, sumptuous, spicy and balanced cuvées. The microclimate and terroirs of Givry are ideal. A natural, three-mile amphitheater shelters the commune from the westerly winds, and the rocky, limestone soils impart a chiseled minerality on the wines. The Joblots farm 13.5 hectares sustainably, nine of which are exclusively in premier cru vineyards. Among these are their premier crus Clos de la Servoisine and Clos du Cellier aux Moines, the best parcels in the appellation situated above the village with full southern exposure.
"This is the most elegant wine in the range in 2014 with its cool, pure and airy nose that features a variety of red berry scents and a wide range of spice and floral characters. I very much like the intensity and detail of the medium weight flavors that possess firmer yet more completely integrated tannins on the balanced, long and highly complex finish. This is really a lovely effort and worth trying to find."