OENOFOROS Product Details 0219 Oenoforos Domaine Voarick Givry 1er Cru La Grande Berge 2018
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Country: France, Burgundy, Cote Chalonnaise
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir 100%
La Grande Berge is one of 38 Givry Premier Crus in the Côte Chalonnaise subregion of Burgundy. The vineyard is mainly a source of red wines from Pinot Noir.

The property covers around 11.5 hectares in total. This includes a small parcel of Chardonnay.

It is located around a kilometre to the southwest of Givry town.

About the vintage: The 2018 vintage was full of richness, marked by the great maturity of the grapes with great ageing potential. Thanks to the rain at the end of August, the vines gave both abundant and very good quality yield. The white grapes were ripe, rich and powerful. Tasted a few months after the bottling, the wines tend to settle down, keeping the richness of the fruit, and developing a slight toasted and mineral reduction notes, typical of great Chardonnay. The Pinot Noir were very ripe, with a dark ruby colour and a strong tannic structure: on some vintages they sometimes take on southern accents!

Terroir: With its very thin, sloping soil overlooking the village of Givry, this cru gives small yields and concentrated, ripe wines. Vines planted in the mid-1970s.

Viticultural Practices: The vines are grown organically. Mechanical labour of the soil. They are pruned in simple guyot with long sticks and disbudded every other eye, so the bunches end up beautiful and airy.

Vinification: Traditional Burgundy vinification in open wooden vats and closed stainless steel vats.

Ageing: 15 month ageing in oak barrels - 30% of new oak. 
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0219




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The Grape
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy`s Côte d`Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climates of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.