93 Insider points

REVIEWS

Premier Cru? Exactly What I Was Looking For.

Burgundy, namely GOOD Burgundy, deserves a special place among everybody's wine list. When I sipped on this for the first time, I knew it was something I wanted, nay, needed.

Beautiful potpourri and delicate strawberry aromas waft from the glass. On the palate, a soft mouthfeel gives the light body a bold appeal. Just-ripe strawberries with an undertone of minerality and Old World elegance. It flows through the finish, with dry tobacco and raspberry. I'm already shipping this to cousins across the nation.

93 Points - JZ November '17

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Pinot Noir
  • APPELLATION
    Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    1.5L (Magnum)

When 4th generation winemaker Laurent Mouton took charge of his family estate in Givry, he brought his personal sense of perfection. From temperature regulation during fermentation to every stage of aging, Mouton’s goal remains the same: let the terroir speak for itself.

The Premier Cru Clos Jus is no different. One of the finest plots in Burgundy’s Cote Chalonnaise, the sandstone and limestone soils along the southern slopes of these hills ripen intense Pinot Noir. Luxuriously warm and lingering summers here give Laurent the raw materials to produce this singular wine at an amazing price.

In a throwback to what Burgundy winemakers themselves drink, this ruby gem features cherry aromas, bay leaf, baking spice, and glimmers of forest floor and river stone. It’s as close to actually having a glass with Laurent as we’re likely to get any time soon.

Critics have scored this as the best available Givry Clos Jus wine. This wine has received more awards than any other wine from the region: the 2012 vintage was awarded 1 Star from the Guide Hachette des Vins.

TASTING NOTES 

Domaine Mouton Givry 1er Cru Clos Charlé 2014 displays pale ruby with brick-red hues. Complex aromas of red cherry, rose petal, brown spice, turned earth, and orange peel. While light and elegant on the palate, the tannins are light and very fine. Bright acidity with a sustained finish.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Eugène MOUTON, at the origin of the first step of the estate in viticulture is followed by Charles who pursues with 3 hectares of vines then. After blacksmith trade he becomes winegrower. At the time, he produces and sales all of his production on the trade market.

Then, in 1968, Gérard, his son, succeed him. He expands the estate with his wife Armelle and begins production and sale of the first bottles in 1976. The estate develops until 1996. Without bottle production till 1976, 60000 bottle-necks per year leave the cellar today. Since May 2002, the vineyard continues with his son, Laurent.

The familial estate since 4 generations is growing now 12 hectares of vines in Bourgogne, Givry and Givry 1er Cru AOC. Our vines planted in limestone soils reveal fine and subtle white and red wines capable of age sheltered from the greed.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Pairs w/Red & White Meat, Comfort Foods, Cheese | Serve 60-65°F | Drink now thru 2023