Domaine du Cellier aux Moines
2017 Burgundy En Primeur
Exclusive to HH&C
We are delighted to be the sole UK merchant to ship from Domaine Cellier Aux Moines in Givry, having started with the 2015 vintage. This is a truly exciting Domaine producing classic red burgundy from their wonderful vineyard, Clos du Cellier aux Moines. Please do not miss out on a case of this brilliant wine.
Philippe Pascal has brought about the renaissance of one of Burgundy’s oldest estates, with buildings and vine-bearing land dating back more than 8 centuries. As with many of Burgundy’s greatest wines – for instance Clos-Vougeot, Clos de Bèze or Clos de Tart – this Clos and winery were established by a nearby Abbey. Cistercian monks built the cellar and made the wine until the French Revolution, when the land was sold and divided.
The Pascal family bought the Historic Monument in 2004 and then acquired many of the original, surrounding vineyards. They are perfectly situated at the centre of the south-facing Givry 1er Cru hillside. They have now built a cutting-edge winery, where wine-making can take place gently, entirely by gravity. They have added new plantings of carefully selected, low-yield Pinots Noirs to their old-vine plantings. Since 2016 the vines have been cultivated organically.
We were delighted to be chosen to introduce exclusively their superb wine to the UK. Givry is an under-appreciated source of fine red Burgundy, still attractively priced. Production is rarer than in adjoining Mercurey, and the wines often softer and more perfumed. It is brilliant to have found a Domaine which is raising the bar for the whole district.