and Givry Premier Cru
AOC is an appellation from the Côte Chalonnaise, in the Saône-et-Loire département, which received AOC status by decree in1946. It is produced in the communes of Givry, Dracy-le-Fort and Jambles. The Givry
appellation has 28 climats classified as Givry Premier Cru. As is often the case in Burgundy, the appellation name may be followed by the climat.
The Givry vineyards cover about 270 hectares at an altitude of between 240- 280 metres facing due east /southeast and south.The soils are brown limestone, calcium and clay-limestone.
The Givry and Givry Premier Cru are red wines made mainly from the Pinot Noir and the whites are from the Chardonnay, the two major grape varieties in Burgundy. The red wines develop notes of violets, strawberry, blackberry and liquorice over a fairly tannic structure. The whites have an overtly lemony and honeyed character with toasted notes and often show good length. The wines from Domaine Ragot and Domaine Chanson Père & Fils express these characteristics perfectly.
More informations on the website of the wines of Givry