2005 Michel Sarrazin et Fils Givry 1er Cru Les Pieces d'Henry
Appellation: Givry, Burgundy, France
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $10.41 (North Berkeley Wine Imports)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Though fairly austere, this is a most agreeable white Burgundy from an area of the Chalonnaise better known for reds. Very crisp feel, with subdued buttery peach and pear fruit, and a strong, attractive stony/mineral component. Good food wine, but don't serve this too cold or the fruit will disappear in the acid. (Purchased in an excellent mixed-case holiday special at North Berkeley. Normal retail price would be somewhat higher.) - HK 2008-01-23


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