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 - 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. The Grandes Vignes is raised in stainless steel tanks and is unoaked.
A limpid pale gold in colour. Scents of honey and lemon with notes of lime. In the mouth, delicate and refined with a forward yet balanced acidity leading to a lingering and mellow finish. Try with courgette and goat's cheese tart, butternut squash ravioli or roasted pork loin with an apricot glaze.