Francois and Isabelle Lumpp own this frankly amazing small domaine in Givry south of Beaune and for the those in the know it’s so much more than it AOP title. So often the collector and sommelier dismiss the wines of Givry vs their royal counterparts in Cote d’Or. Francois inherited his families vineyards in the late 1970’s and then started his own label in 1991. He is focused entirely on the best premier cru sites of Givry. Givry so often confused with its more famous brother Gevry in the Cote d’Or but can produce stunning wines of structure and finesse, particularly when handled by Francois.
Red’s are 100'%' destemmed, fermented in open top tanks. No racking after pressing and placed in Taransaud barrels of which 70% new. Anne-Cecile (daughter) mentions that you can hardly see the toasting in the barrels it so light. No racking during elevage, 12 months.
“2019 vintage….the most brilliant I've ever tasted at this address.” William Kelley, The Wine Advocate July 2021
“…The best examples of Givry can have substantial structure, depth, and complexity and can be expected to age as successfully as the premier crus of the Côte de Beaune, which is certainly the case at this address.”Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant LA
Petit Marole is eastern, southeastern sun exposure, 853 feet above sea level. The vineyard sits at the top of the middle part of the appellation leaning more to ‘north clay’ styles. The domaine owns .76 hectares of this 1er Cru. Of all the 1er Crus reds, this one is the most enjoyable early on!
89-92/100 Alan Meadow Burghound : “Here too the expressive nose is quite fresh with its nose of essence of plum, cassis, spice and a very subtle hint of wood. The suave, round and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors conclude in a sappy, long and relatively powerful bitter cherry pit-inflected finish. At least some patience will be necessary”