From the Premier Cru Grande Berge with faces south, south-east allowing for perfect exposure to the sun, and planted on finely-ground limestone. The Desvignes family owns parcels on either side of the hill, which allows them to produce a perfectly balanced expression of this Premier Cru in every vintage.
The aromas are more elegant than powerful, with red fruits dominating. On the palate, the wine is beautifully structured with fine-grained tannins, with ripe red strawberry and black cherry fruit flavors that echo the nose throughout a seemingly endless finish. About this wine producer: The Desvignes family has lived in the Givry hamlet of Poncey, about ten kilometers west of Chalon-sur-Saone, since 1870. In 1998, Eric Desvignes, like so many of the best of his generation, was the first in the family to estate bottle the wine.
In 2016, after formal viticulture and enology studies, as well as apprenticeships in Oregon and Burgundy, Gautier Desvignes joined his father, Eric, as co-gérant of the family’s estate. Today, the family farms eleven hectares spread out over twenty parcels in the Givry and Givry Premier Cru appellations. Gautier’s obsessive commitment to sustainable farming, hand harvesting, and manual sorting results in a tiny annual production of 45,000 bottles of terroir expressive Givry.