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Domaine Besson, Givry 1er Cru Grand Pretans 2013
Pinot Noir 100%
The combination of old vines, conscientious vineyard work, and reasonable yields, all contribute to the crowd pleasing, balanced wines that Besson produces. Farming from superb vineyards like Les Grands Petans. Besson always provides superb value Burgundy: concentrated and densely expressive with brilliant perfume, heady fruit, and a silky mouth feel.
Domaine Besson has a history extending back to 1902 and spanning four generations of winemaking. In 1902, Eugene Besson planted 7.58 hectares off vines in Chablis. Today his grandson, Alain, owns the Domaine. Alain's daughter Camille received her diploma of oenology in 2013 and leads their winemaking efforts. These wines are all about pure elegance, stony, minerally, super-clean and complex They produce a range of wines from the basic to Grand Crus. Every one shows great personality and depth. Like most Burgundy growers, Alain holds a hearty respect for the land. He uses a minimum amount of sprays and fertilizers and takes a non-interventionist approach to farming. He secured some fantastic parcels over the years.