Domaine Thenard, 1er Cru Givry "Clos Saint-Pierre" Monopole

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Domaine Thenard, 1er Cru Givry "Clos Saint-Pierre" Monopole

One Of A Kind, Literally
Rare & Elusive

One of a kind.

There is no other Givry like it, and no other red Burgundy like it, literally!

Domaine Thenard 1er Cru Givry, "Clos Saint-Pierre" is a single vineyard monopole, which means it is owned exclusively by the Domaine.

Why are monopoles so elusive?

Napoleonic inheritance laws in Burgundy required property to be divided among heirs and then again to their heirs and so on and so forth resulting in a tangled web of ownership. A monopole on the other hand is a single vineyard owned by a single owner, whether by familial consent or methodical accumulation of a vineyard as land comes for sale. To say the least, monopoles are quite rare.

Enough of the history lesson; let's talk about the wine. Stunning! It is a knockout from an iconic vintage.

A quick reminder about the 2015 vintage:

• "....a hedonist's vintage." Jancis Robinson

• "...2015 is an extraordinary vintage." Decanter

• "Burgundy hit the jackpot in 2015." Wine Enthusiast

Red Burgundies set the standard by which all Pinots from around the world are judged; this particular vintage and wine exemplify why wine lovers of all kind are passionate about their Pinots.

Boasting classic red cherry fruit with hints of crushed white pepper, rose pedal aromas and a dash of smoked mushroom, this pretty red is riddled with flavors of cherry and raspberry, tinged by baking spice.

Feel free to pair with grilled salmon, sushi, chicken, lamb, and duck. Ready to drink now, this wine has the capacity to age for another 10 years.

Enjoy!

$34.95 per bottle / $419.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

94 / 100

This particular vintage of Domaine Thenard exemplifies why wine lovers of all kind are passionate about their Pinots.  A monopole, the 1er Cru Clos Saint-Pierre boasts classic red cherry fruit with hints of crushed white pepper, rose pedal aromas and a dash of smoked mushroom, this pretty red is riddled with flavors of cherry and raspberry, tinged by baking spice.


Product Details


Producer: Domaine Thenard

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W6682