This historical Burgundy property (est. 1130) is one of our most exciting discoveries of recent years. The borders of the original 5-hectare Clos still exist 870 years on, lying on a south facing, clay-limestone hillside, now classified as Givry Premier Cru. Recognising the potential of the hillside and the neglected Cellier buildings, the Pascal family purchased the property in 2004. 100% organic certified and with a state-of-the art, gravity-fed winery now in place, a high percentage of whole bunches are used in this wine, which aged for 16 months in oak (1/3 new).
This 2017 is hitting its stride – colour is bright purple-ruby, aromas being perfumed and rich, showing a complex mix of ripe cherry, plum and spice. This is a flattering wine, with impressive density and fleshy, silky textures. There is a crunchy freshness and buoyant energy, with good structure and length (for drinking 2020-2028+).