Cellier des Dames - Givry Village - 2019 - 750 ml
WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
A wine of instant seduction with a great freshness
The Cellier des Dames wines narrate the story of many of the “Dames de Bourgogne“, who, in their way, shaped what Burgundy became. At the forefront of the historical scene, these ladies associated with (and sometimes, but not always, married) the famous Dukes of Burgundy. These handcrafted wines have been created in their honour and in recognition of the impacts they had on the region, its vineyards, and its famous appellations. You’ll find the story of each Dame on the back label of their cuvée.
Jeanne la Folle, Joanna the Mad, Juana la Loca, Johanna die Wahnsinnige: everyone can give the name they want to Joan I of Castile, Duchess of Burgundy. And to appropriate the mad fate of this romantic character whose infinite love leads to madness. But was Jeanne really mad; is it not rather the embodiment of the madness of men?
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: A plot in the center of Givry village, well-named Champ la Dame. Vines on hillsides facing East and South-East.
Terroir: Deep clayey-calcareous land with good water input.
Vines: Average of 45 years old Pinot Noir from « selection massale »
Vinification: Manual harvesting with rigorous selection on tables.
20 days of fermentation in stainless steel tank, natural yeast. About 20 % of whole crop. Daily light pumping-over.
Ageing: 14 months of maturing in traditional French oak barrels with one third of new oak. Malolatic fermentation started lately in spring.
Bottling in December.