2014 Domaine Besson Pinot Noir Burgundy Givry
The Bessons' slice of Le Petit Prétan" Premier Cru is a .6 hectare, gently sloping plot of clay-limestone soils with an average vine age of 30 years. They farm it sustainably, using no pesticides or herbicides in the vineyard. The Bessons have a sorting table they employ in the cellar, further enhancing the quality of the fruit that goes into their fermenter.
The Pinot Noir it produces is red-fruited and herby, more full-bodied and gutsy than one would expect from this corner of Burgundy. It cries out for charcuterie and runny cheeses! "