Domaine Xavier Besson

Xavier Besson holds 7 hectares of vines in the appellation of Givry, having inherited the estate in 1989 from his parents. Most of the vines are in the immediate area around the domaine (or chateau, really) with 'Les Grands Prétans' vineyard basically their backyard. The domaine is still quite small at 7 hectares and all the work is done by hand always with an aim for low yields and big, ripe fruit. The vineyards are grown in clay soil, with a deep bedrock of limestone from vines that are 30 years old (average). The fermentation is all 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 – 50% new.

The combination of old vines, conscientious vineyard work, and reasonable yields, all contribute to the crowd pleasing, 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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Besson Givry Pinot Noir 2016
93  Decanter 
Decanter 93 "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."  The Wine
Item Number: 30946
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Besson 'Grand Pretan' Givry Premier 1er Cru 2014
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Wine Information: • Fermentation is all done with indigenous yeasts after a brief 3-5 day cold maceration  • Aging 12 months in a combination of large 500L and traditional 228L barriques – 50% new   Winery Information: Xavier Besson holds 7 hectares of vines in the appellation of Givry, having

Besson 'Grand Pretan' Givry Premier 1er Cru 2012
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“Complex and tightly knit, with red fruit flavors and a savory, herbal edge.” ~ New York Times  " The combination of old vines, conscientious vineyard work, and reasonable yields, all contribute to the crowd pleasing, balanced wines that Besson produces. Farming from superb vineyards like ‘Les