In the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise, the village of Givry is well-known for its red wines which are often compared to the wines of Mercurey. In smaller volumes, it also produces white wines which are full of freshness and elegance.
Total Surface Area: 44 ha (for white wines)
Exposition: South, South-East
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1 ha 10 a - [2.72 Acres]
Year the vines were planted: 1983
Average annual production: 7 300 bottles
To maintain all their freshness and quality, the grapes are pressed and vinified on site in Mercurey. The cuvée is then raised on its lees for 8 to 10 months, allowing the wine to acquire a certain suppleness and develop more complex aromas, while preserving its vivacity and its character.
Our Tasting Notes:
Slightly golden when young, this wine evolves towards a pale gold colour with age. It blends mineral and fresh fruit notes giving a nice sensation of freshness on the nose. On the palate, it is equally fresh and lively with citrus and dried fruit flavours.
Serve at: 10°C to 12°C
Serve with: Fish in a light sauce, Pike in a butter sauce, Shellfish
Cellaring Potential: 3 to 5 years
Slightly pale because still young, the Givry "Champ-Lalot" 2008 opens with a clever mix of white flowers, apricot and flint. This wine is round and supple on the palate and balances out after the lively attack. This is a fine, very concentrated, white Givry.
Tasting Date : March 2009
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération