WHY WE'RE DRINKING IT
  • VARIETAL
    Chardonnay
  • APPELLATION
    Burgundy, France
  • ALCOHOL
    13.20%
  • SIZE
    750ml
THE STORY TO KNOW

When Pascal Danjean assumed control of the family estate more than 20 years ago he decided he was going to begin bottling and stop selling the production to the local cooperative. In 1993 he bottled the estate's first vintage and the years since have seen him plant more of the estates holdings, which are primarily located in 1er Cru vineyards in the small village of Givry in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise. The wines are never fined or filtered and Pascal eschews the use of new wood almost entirely,  resulting in soft, supple wines that allow the terroir to shine.                      

The appellation of Givry is located in the Burgundy sub-region of the Côte Chalonnaise immediately south of the Côte d’Or and consists of the communes of Givry, Dracy-le-Fort, and Jambles where Pascal Danjean is located. Both white and red wines are allowed in the AOC, but around 80% of Givry’s production is in red wine. There are nearly 275 hectares planted in Givry with just under 100 hectares of Premier Cru.