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 “Champ Nalot” undergoes fermentation and maceration for 12 days in stainless tanks and is
then aged in 1 year old oak barrels. Brilliant pinot noir, very expressive nose of dark cherry,
plum and red berries followed by a light but richly fruited palate with strawberry, liquorice and minty notes.