DOMAINE PARIZE PÈRE ET FILS, Givry
The Parize family have been making wine in Givry for six generations. Gerard Parize replanted a lot of parcels and his son Laurent has continued to do the same. The vineyard now covers 9 hectares. Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are planted, depending on aspect and soil. Seven hectares are planted to Pinot Noir, and two to Chardonnay. The estate started to bottle in 1975, and from one hundred bottles a year, it now bottles over 4,000 cases.
Awards and critical acclaim have followed the qualitative progression of the wine. As usual it’s the finical devotion to detail in the vineyard that elevates the wines above the norm:
severe pruning, green harvesting, lutte raisonnée and selection by hand.
The average age of the vines is now thirty years. Organic fertilizers have been used for some years, and organic practices are embraced.
Givry “Clos de la Roche” is vinified in stainless tank; it has an elegant, perfumed nose of fruit orchard and acacia flowers. Exquisite palate, perfectly weighted made of honeyed green apples, pears, minerals, touch of citrus. It is pure and delicate.