Francois Lumpp, Bourgogne Rouge La Paulee 2016Regular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
François Lumpp is technically a second-generation winemaker in the Côte Chalonnaise, which is perhaps the least well-known of all Burgundy regions. He and his brother inherited a vineyard from their father in the 1970s. But by 1990, he was ready to put a stake in his vision of a top quality and site-specific vineyard in Givry. (There are no grand cru vineyards in Givry, so premier cru is the top classification.) François and his wife Isabelle planted and nurtured all of the vines on about 9 hectares of vineyard property. He is a true vigneron, making only Pinot Noire and Chardonnay wines from Givry from 11 of the best premier cru parcels – a rare business model in today’s modern Burgundy where big négociant firms and outside investors rule the day in the big, well-known regions of the Côte d’Or. Son Pierre and daughter Anne-Cécile have joined the family business.
This domain flies under the radar in the Givry village of Côte Chalonnaise, which is possibly the least familiar subregion of Burgundy. Making this wine from vines Francois nurtured himself, La Paulée delivers Premier Cru quality while maintaining the Bourgogne Rouge status.