Francois Lumpp is currently the best producer in Givry an appellation located in the Cote Chalonnaise. Francois is known for the graceful purity of his wines. Lumpp shows off the terrior of Givry unlike anyone else in the region exposing its full potential. 'A Vigne Rouge' is one of Francois favorite sites to work with comprised of a soil type that predates Kimmeridgian called Oxfordian. It has a south-south west exposure and even though the wines have an early approachability they have the complete structure for aging just like a Premier Cru from the Cote d'Or. This is a very impressive wine and one of the best we have ever tasted out of the Cote Chalonaise; a great deal at this price.
Allen Meadows 93 points! "An elegant, pure and again airy nose flashes notes of both red and dark raspberry aromas along with a whisper of spiced plum. The full-bodied flavors are at once dense and powerful but sleek thanks to the relatively fine-grained tannins shaping the succulent, mouth coating and hugely long finish. In the same fashion as the Cras Long, this is clearly built-to-age and is going to need at least 5 years to become approachable. Bravo!"