Domaine Desvignes, Givry 1er Cru, Clos du Vernoy 2020
The Desvignes family have been making wine on this 11 hectare estate for five generations. Gautier joined his father Eric there in 2016 and has pushed the estate to new heights, insisting on hand harvesting in small bins, a more organic approach to viticulture and building a new cellar for a gentler élévage.
The resulting wines have been receiving superb reviews, with robertparker.com declaring the estate "very much a Côte Chalonnaise address to watch" and a "potential future star".
The 2020 'Clos du Vernoy' is drinking beautifully already but will improve through to 2030 if you can tuck it away. As it stands, it is full, fresh and beautifully balanced with bright raspberry fruit, floral notes and a vibrant juiciness that keeps you coming back for more.
Offered: June 2022.
Vintage report: A dry year with a mild winter followed by a hot summer. The result is intense, fruity reds with good freshness thanks to the mercifully cool nights.
Drinking window: 2022 - 2030.
Food matching: Roast chicken or game, mushroom risotto.