All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
"The best candidate for cellaring this year is the 2017 Givry 1er Cru A Vigne Rouge, a serious wine that unwinds in the glass with notes of cherries, red berries and potpourri. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with good concentration, tangy acids and an elegantly powdery tannic chassis, concluding with a long, precise finish.
The 2017 vintage is very successful at Domaine François Lumpp, yielding supple, velvety and expressive reds and fragrant, open-knit but succulent whites. As I wrote last year, this 9.5-hectare domaine is one of the Côte Chalonnaise's best addresses. As of 2018, Lumpp can say that he hasn't used any herbicides for fully 27 years, but while he believes in working the soils and often makes use of products and preparations that are admissible in organic viticulture, he hasn't sought organic certification. Many of the domaine's parcels have been replanted in the last couple of decades with superior vine material taken from Burgundy's best domaines—something that's essential if the Côte Chalonnaise is to make qualitative progress. A respected vigneron who is held in high esteem by his peers in the Côte d'Or, Lumpp eschews stylistic extremes in the cellar, fermenting destemmed fruit with temperature control and maturing his wines in barrels: 70% new for the reds and 30% new for the whites. These bottles are a staple of France's best restaurants' wine lists for good reason."
— William Kelley, Wine Advocate
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