Domaine Francois Lumpp 'La Paulee' Pinot Noir
Domaine Francois Lumpp 'La Paulee'
Francois developed his Domaine around Givry?s best premier cru sites, which, as in most of the Cote d?Or, are situated on the mid to upper level slopes of the rolling hillsides. Givry, along with Mercurey, is one of the two predominantly red wine producing appellations of the Cote Chalonnaise.?The best examples of Givry can have substantial structure, depth, and complexity, however, and can be expected to age as successfully as the premier crus of the Cote de Beaune, which is certainly the case at this address.
New to the armoury this year and we are more than a little excited. Consider it?s from a low yielding hillside spot (45 hectolitres per hectare), high quality
estate fruit from Francois?s stable in Givry and same aging (70% new oak, full lees, only racked once before bottling). Frankly it?s as good as most village
wines and as the critics continue to say a bargain for the quality in the bottle.