Said to have been a favourite of the French King Henry IV in the 1600’s, Givry is an appellation in the Southern Burgundy region of the Cote de Chalonnaise. This is a red wine (as is around 80% of the wine from this appellation) made entirely from Pinot Noir. Round and seductive with a distinctive bright red hue, initial notes of Gooseberry and Blackcurrants are followed up with vibrant red fruits including raspberry and strawberry and an elegant gamey quality. Full of texture and finesse, the firm and refined tannins present here give this wine a fuller mouthfeel in comparison to some of the more fruit forward Burgundian styles.
Joseph Drouhin, a Chablis native, arrived in Beaune at the heart of Burgundy in 1880 and founded the winery and negotiant business which is now in the hands of his four great grandchildren – Philippe, Veronique, Laurent and Frederic. The family own vineyards throughout Burgundy including the prestigious Clos des Mouches and Clos de Vougeot appellations. The combination of ripe fruit and added depth make this a superb match for fine charcuterie such as saucisson and pates, beef-based dishes and many soft cheeses including Camembert. 13% ABV.