“Hard to Resist:” Delicious New $32 Red Burgundy

Gautier Desvignes’s 2019s are “lively and charming.”

We’re often apprehensive when a new generation takes over a domaine. Young winemakers often implement needed modernization, but sometimes get caught chasing trendiness. No winemaker in our portfolio has more expertly balanced these impulses than Gautier Desvignes.

The transformation chez Desvignes has not gone unnoticed. Vinous’s Neal Martin recently found Gautier’s wines “really quite superb.” And the Wine Advocate’s William Kelley named Gautier one of the region’s “five rising stars,” advising “importers looking for a potential future star should beat a path to his door.”

Most of Gautier’s 2019s sold out through futures, but his excellent village-level Givry is still available in small quantities.

The 2019 Givry from Desvignes shows bright red fruit with precision and focus worthy of a Côte d’Or red Burgundy. There’s berries in the nose with subtle hints of toast chalk. The mouth is clean and pure with beautiful tension slicing through the bursting ripe fruit.

William Kelly awarded 90 points calling it “already hard to resist,” “lively and charming,” concluding “it has turned out beautifully.” In short, this is among the best red Burgundy values in our cellar. We only wish there was more of it to go around.


Desvignes Givry 2019
bottle price: $32

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