Francois Lumpp Givry 1er Cru Crausot Rouge 2019
Crausot has southern sun exposure, 905 feet above sea level. Located at southern tip of the appellation on very calcareous soils reflecting in quite mineral edged wines.
Grapes 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 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
This is aromatically similar to the La Brûlée but spicier and more floral-inflected. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the silky and solidly dense middle weight flavors that possess just a bit more overall depth and persistence on the balanced, firm and built-to-age finale” 90-93/100 Burghound, Outstanding
“The 2019 Givry 1er Cru Crausot is showing very well, mingling notions of berries and plums with sweet spices in an inviting bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, layered and succulent, with fine tannins and bright acids, it concludes with a long, flavorful finish” 92/100 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
“The 2019 Givry Crausot 1er Cru has an intense bouquet, the fruit darker than the à Vigne Rouge, very well defined with a touch more spiciness. The palate is well balanced with sappy red fruit, fine acidity, quite fleshy towards the finish with cranberry and raspberry lingering on the aftertaste. It doesn’t quite finish with the panache I was hoping, but it remains a quality Givry from one of Givry’s best producers” 90-92/100 Neal Martin, Vinous
The Finer Details
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Alc. Content - 13.5
Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml