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Ragotgivryrouge
Color:
Red
Body/Type:
Light Bodied
Style:
Traditional
Size:
Bottle, 750 ml
Winery:
Domaine Ragot
Grapes:
Pinot Noir
Serve At:
50°-54° F
Region:
France > Burgundy > Givry

The Domaine Ragot Givry Rouge 1er Cru “La Grand Berge” 2007 comes from a parcel in Givry that is located in the south portion of the appellation, and with its eastern exposure enjoys plenty of sunshine and drainage. The terrior lends itself to highly aromatic wines that are characterized more by their finesse and subtlety than power. The palate is soft and fresh, with fine tannins perfect for pairing with red meat, small game and goat cheese.

The first Ragot to start making wine in the Cote Chalonnaise was Gabriel Ragot, when he set himself up in Mercurey in 1760. The move to Givry was made in 1860 by Louis Ragot, when he purchased 5 hectares of vines. Today the Domaine is run by father and son Jean-Paul and Nicolas who took over the roles of winemaker in 2002. Throughout generations, the two dominant philosophies at Domaine Ragot have been that wine is made in the vineyard and that the grapes, juice and finished wine must be treated as gently and naturally as possible.

The great wines of Burgundy are uniquely complex, compelling and at times memorizing. Above all they are evocative, transformative but like all creatures, temperamental and anything but dependable. Two grapes dominate this agricultural masterpiece, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Both grapes achieve their greatest elegance when planted in cooler climates, to which Burgundy is the coolest and most Northern climate of all the major regions famous for red wines. When winemakers talk about Burgundy, they generally speak of terroir, the compilation of the vineyard's soil, slope, orientation, nuance of climate, etc. This concept of terroir is what makes wines produced from grapes even in the same village or vineyard strikingly different. Burgundy is a place of legend, awe and adventure, a place that wine lovers call home.

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