93 Insider Points
91 Points- Wine Spectator
"Round and juicy, with a silky texture framing the pure cherry and raspberry fruit. Spice and stone notes add depth as this firms up on the long, expansive finish. Best from 2019 through 2028. 50 cases imported."- Wine Spectator
$0 SHIPPING Selection (4+/btls)
As Givry makes its way to the attention of Burgundy lovers everywhere, Laurent Mouton is making sure you get the best sip for your dollar. This Premier Cru Givry offers up a powerful bouquet of black fruit layered with herbal notes and whetstone. It’s the sort of sneaky Pinot that hasn’t made its way to the main stage yet.
Ripped out and replanted in the 1990s, a bed of limestone runs under Les Grands Prétans. The Pinot Noir looks to the south from this once forgotten site. Mouton saw the potential in the site and with just 25 acres of vines to work from, he pulls concentrated, racy, distinctive Pinot together in his cellar. He calls it “the dark side of Pinot Noir.” Dark and insanely good.
Why we love it:
- Domaine Mouton has an eye for excellent raw materials. Leaving the blacksmith trade, Eugene Mouton found his way through the thoughtful rows of vineyards. His son Charles followed suit, buying 7 ½ acres of vines. In 1968, the third generation began producing and selling the marvelous wine. Gerard, the son, and grandson of great vintners, made way for his own son in 2002. Thus 4th generation winemaker Laurent Mouton stands proudly at the helm of 30 acres of vines in Burgundy, Givry, and Givry 1er Cru.
- Givry’s limestone soils produce fine wines capable of aging beautifully (if safely kept away from greedy sippers). Minerality is the name of the game here. And it runs deep through this exquisite, up and coming Premier Cru Burgundian site. While such hidden treasures generally require a second mortgage, Givry has (thus far) slipped under the radar, making it one of the finest values in the region.
- Laurent is fond of saying that this bottle is “the dark side of Pinot Noir.” Rich, seductive fruit grown from 20+-year-old vines in limestone soil? We agree. Luxuriously spicy and complex, it’s a glassful of perfumed earth and black cherry. One that will age to perfection in the coming years. If you can wait…
Round and juicy, with a silky texture framing the pure cherry and raspberry fruit. Spice and stone notes add depth as this firms up on the long, expansive finish
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.
Roasted pork, grilled duck, and pasta in an herbed cream and tomato sauce are all fabulous friends for this bottle.