The Parize family have been making wine in Givry for six generations. Over the years many parcels have been replanted and the current incumbent, Laurent continues to do the same and the estate now covers 9 hectares. Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are planted, depending on aspect and soil, seven hectares to Pinot Noir, and two to Chardonnay. The estate first started to bottle its own wines in 1975, and from one hundred bottles a year, it now bottles over 4,000 cases. The estate has won many awards for its wines, not only due to the attention paid to detail during the wine making process, but also to the estate's ruthless approach to quality control including severe pruning, green harvesting, lutte raisonnée (a form of organic agriculture) and selection by hand. The average age of the vines is now thirty years, organic fertilizers have been used for some years, and organic practices are embraced. As the name suggests, this 100% Pinot Noir is from the Champ Nalot vineyard and after a relatively short fermentation the wine is aged in one year old oak barrels.A lively cherry-red in the glass, the aromas suggest gooseberry and blackcurrant with notes of sweet spice. On the palate, a lovely balance between texture and finesse, with firm but refined tannins leading to a lingering and enticing finish of very ripe red fruit. This is a seductive and aromatic red which pairs well with poached eggs in a red wine sauce, wild mushroom and lentil Bourguignon or a chunk of Brillat-Savarin cheese.