Domaine Tatraux Jean et Fils Givry 1er Cru "Le Medenchot"

Pinot Noir
Cote Chalonnaise
by Sylvain Tatraux
Domaine Tatraux Jean et Fils Givry 1er Cru "Le Medenchot"

A bouquet of violets, strawberries and blackberries within this Pinot Noir. This is made in the traditional Burgundy red wine style with licorice and spicy length.

Pinot Noir
Cote Chalonnaise
by Sylvain Tatraux

RRP: €26.50

Price: €25.00

A bouquet of violets, strawberries and blackberries within this Pinot Noir. This is made in the traditional Burgundy red wine style with licorice and spicy length.

country:
France
region:
Burgundy
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Pinot Noir
abv:
13
style:
Red
code:
10959
enjoy with:
Chicken, Pork & Poultry, Game, Soft Cheeses, Spicy Food
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
Domaine Tatraux Jean et Fils Givry 1er Cru "Le Medenchot"
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
France
region:
Burgundy
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Pinot Noir
abv:
13
style:
Red
code:
10959
enjoy with:
Chicken, Pork & Poultry, Game, Soft Cheeses, Spicy Food

Wine Makers

Domaine Tatraux Jean et Fils Givry 1er Cru "Le Medenchot" by Sylvain Tatraux

Givry Pinot Noir was famously the favourite red wine of ‘Good King’ Henri IV of France (reign: 1589 – 1610). While we can’t say for sure if his robust intake of this fine Burgundy was the reason he survived at least 12 assassination attempts, it certainly didn’t hinder his chances. This particular wine, made by Sylvain Tatraux, is one of the best examples of high-end Burgundy at a reasonable price that we’ve come across.

 

The Tatraux family have been making wine in the Côte Chalonnaise since the 1700s. Their small plots are scattered over the rolling hills on enviable soils of Jurassic limestone, eroded pebbles and clay. This wine comes from a south facing vineyard, as is required for 1er Cru.

 

We were transfixed with it from the very first sip. It has that hauntingly pale colour of great Pinot that belies the power of the flavours underneath; low tannins, strawberries, blackberries and that feint savoury trace that places it firmly in Burgundy rather than New Zealand. A cracker, with or without food.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"The Cote Chalonnaise just south of the Cote d’Or is always worth exploring - particularly villages like Rully, Mercurey and Givry. This is typical of the region with earthy black and red berry aromas, more soft fragrant red fruit on the palate and even a hint of liquorice and smoke on the finish." Leslie Williams, Irish Examiner

“Quite developed already, with savoury notes alongside soft red fruits, plus a subtle nutmeg-like spice and smooth tannins.” Martin Moran, The Sunday Times

“Old-style classic savoury Burgundy, rich and glorious, with undertones of game and red meat.” Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Nice , 25/02/2015
By Shannon Moore
Nicest red wine on the night of the tasting
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Region Information

Burgundy in France

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