Domaine du Cellier aux Moines : Givry Village "Le Petit Clos du Cellier" 2016

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A Red Burgundy Wine From Givry with Ripe Fruit Aromas

The Cellier aux Moines estate was first established in the 12th century by the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of La Ferte. Located in the very heart of the Burgundy region, halfway between Dijon and Macon, the property includes a 12-acre plot considered one of the very best Premier Cru plots of Givry. Cellier aux Moins is today owned by Philippe Pascal, the former president of LVMH, and his family. The domaine's technical manager Guillaume Marko created Le Petit Clos du Cellier as a second wine, made from younger vines whose grapes are specially sorted by Catherine Pascal and her team. The Le Petit Clos du Cellier Givry Villages 2016 from Cellier aux Moines is made from grapes harvested from a 4.7-hectare plot of Pinot Noir, which grows in clay-alluvium soils with oolitic limestone pebbles on alluvial-clay marl. The vines face south on a slightly windy hillside, and are planted at altitudes of 269 to 298 meters above sea level. Following a manual harvest (typically yielding around 33 hectoliters per hectare), fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled casks. The wine is matured in oak barrels of which 1/3 is new for a period of 12 months before bottling and release.

The Le Petit Clos du Cellier Givry Villages 2016 from Cellier aux Moines shows off an intense, dark red color in the glass. Upon swirling the wine, it reveals on the nose aromas of ripe red fruit, effortlessly blended with notes of earthy forest undergrowth. The palate is consistent, offering ripe fruit (notably, plums) and a firm but well-integrated tannic structure. This Givry wine is characterized by a very long, persistent finish. An excellent choice to serve with grilled fish and meat dishes, along with chocolate-based desserts. To be consumed in its youth.
Parker : 88 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Givry Le Petit Clos du Cellier offers up attractive aromas of earthy raspberries and plums, followed by a medium-bodied, fleshy palate with a succulent core of fruit and youthfully chewy but fine-grained tannins. It should drink well for a decade.
Grape varieties

Dessert wine


Wine certification

Cote Chalonnaise




Domaine du Cellier aux Moines


Contains sulfites