Domaine François Lumpp "Clos des Vignes Rondes" Givry Blanc 2016
François is a master of the terroirs in Givry, one of the appellations in the Côtes Châlonnaise. This region has never had full recognition of the great wines that are produced here, and François is truly poised to show his friends to the north in the Côte d'Or that Givry is alive and kicking. This single plot Chardonnay has crisp fruit and an amazing chalky minerality which is reminiscent of great Chablis. It is aged for a year in wood, only 30% of which is new, and this wraps it up in a perfect little bow of balance. Givry will have its recognition, but until then we can still get Lumpp's great whites!