Besson Givry Le Haut Colombier 2016
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 30946
"Impressive, sappy and alluringly perfumed with plenty of summer pudding fruit, notes of rose petal and violet and subtle vanilla oak. The tannins are very fine here, complemented by chalky minerality. Textured, youthful and long on the palate, this would reward cellaring."
Le Haut Colombier sits below 1er Cru ‘Les Grands Prétans’, in the heart of Givry’s finest terroir
100% Pinot Noir
30 year old vines on average
Aged in a combination of large 500L and traditional 228L barriques
Outstanding energy and a high pitch to the very pure red berry and floral flavors. Tactile, palate-staining wine
Domaine Xavier Besson is a small estate in the appellation of Givry that has been family owned for 4 generation. The vineyards are grown in clay soil, with a deep bedrock of limestone from vines that are 30 years old on average, with many vines above 50 years old. The fermentation is done with indigenous yeasts after a brief 3-5 day cold maceration. Aging takes place for 12 months in a combination of large 500L and traditional 228L barriques. The combination of old vines, conscientious vineyard work, and low yields, all contribute to the balanced wines that Besson produces. Farming from superb vineyards like ‘Les Grands Prétans,’ Besson always provides superb Burgundy value: concentrated and densely expressive with brilliant perfume, heady fruit, and a velvety mouthfeel.
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