Grapes at Domaine Leduc-Frouin

ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire




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Wine market at Givry

givry signAt Givry in the Côtes Challonaise wine region of Burgundy there is to be a wine fair (marché aux Vins) 5 – 7 April 2019

Givry (71 Saone et Loire,  BFC) and the Côtes Challonaise produces some excellent Burgundies – predominantly reds from Pinot Noir and some dry whites from Chardonnay. – often not as outrageously expensive as other Burgundies! Reputedly these were the preferred wines of the Bourbon King Henry IV (1553-1610) – although I suspect the wines have changed a little since then!

For more info see  the www.vins-bourgogne.fr

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Givry is predominantly a red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. To the eye it presents a brilliant carmine or crimson colour set off by purplish highlights.
Its bouquet generally evokes violets, strawberries, and blackberries with variants which include liquorices, game, and sometimes spice (cloves). It is quite tannic in its early youth but after 3 to 5 years in the bottle it becomes suppler and fuller. It boasts a firm structure.
White Givry (Chardonnay) is a bright, limpid pale gold. It is redolent of aromas of honey or lemon with notes of lime and lily, then dried fruits (often toasted) come to the fore after the wine has aged some years. The mouth is delicate, with a balance between mellowness and acidity which guarantees its keeping qualities as well as giving it good length. [www.bourgogne-wines.com]

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