Ben says

★★ Great Wine “Beautiful ruby colour and an immediately attractive fresh nose. Red fruited. Tight acidity and fantastic purity on the palate. Cocoa-like tannins. Great length. Simply it’s a Pinot Noir that’s tasting so so well.”

Givry 'Le Haut Colombier'


Varietal Pinot Noir with 13.0% abv. Wildly fermented and bottled with low sulphur.

Grown in: Burgundy, FRANCE

Food Pairing

Almost anything, right? That’s the quality to a good Pinot Noir, it should match with simple pizzas or Caesar salad to a rich Rib-eye steak and truffle chips. Although a good Pinot Noir for me is enjoyed by the glass, feet up, and a nice sheep’s cheese with crackers and a fig jam. Yum.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Beckford Bottle Shop annual tasting.

£30.95 Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath.

Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Domaine G. et X. Besson Givry was set up in 1938. Guillemette and Xavier took over as the winemakers in 1989 and have since been joined by their son Henri-Vital Besson. They focus on 10 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They are committed to soil health and rejuvenation, with green cover crops and the promotion of biodiversity. All the grapes are hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel before enjoying at least 10 months maturation in oak and minimal lees stirring.