Domaine Besson, Givry 1er Cru Grand Petans 2013

£29.50

  • Type:

    Red

  • Grape:

    Pinot Noir

  • Country:

    France

  • Grape Blend:

    Pinot Noir 100%

  • Region:

    Burgundy

  • Vegan:

    No

  • ABV:

    TBA

  • Winemaker:

    Camille Besson

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tasting Notes

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 Prétans’ Besson always provides superb Burgundy value: concentrated and densely expressive with brilliant perfume, heady fruit, and a silky mouth feel.

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  • Critics Reviews

Domaine Michel Domaine Besson has a history extending back to 1902 and spanning four generations of winemaking. In 1902, Eug�ne 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 Chardonnay at its best.�Light yellow, almost transparent in the glass, but quite fleshy in the mouth, with delicate layers�of lemon, lime, grapefruit and pear framed by�that distinct Chablis flinty minerality. They produce a range of wines from the basic Chablis to Premier Crus and Grand Crus. Every one shows great personality and depth.vLike most Burgundy growers, Alain holds a hearty respect for�the land. He uses�a minimum of sprays and fertilizers and takes�a non-interventionist approach to farming. He�secured some fantastic parcels over the years, expanding to�21+ hectares of Chablis, Petit Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru. They produce two�Grand Crus, one from Vaud�sir and the other from a tiny plot of vines smack dab�in the middle of the legendary Le Clos vineyard. The best Chablis�vineyards are loaded with the famous�kimmeridgian soil which has millions of seashells and tiny marine fossils preserved in its�chalky white limestone.�This gives the Chablis appellation its trademark flinty minerality and a fleshy density. It�also adds something elusive, almost like there�s fresh baked bread or an almond croissant hiding somewhere nearby.

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