François de Givry

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Château de Mercey 

Auxey Duresses Les Riames Monopole

100% Chardonnay

Production area: Located above the hamlet of Melin, at an altitude of 370 m, Les Riames consists of two sloping plots facing south/southeast

Terrain: terreno prevalentemente marno-calcareo con una buona irrigazione naturale

Harvest: manual

Vinification: pressing (slow and gentle) while continuing the winemaking process trying to do as little as possible so that each vintage can find its most appropriate expression

Refinement: long period in barrique

Color: straw yellow

Fragrance: floral aromas (hawthorn, linden blossom), citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit), dried fruits (almond, hazelnut), as well as typical brioche aromas and mineral notes of flint

Flavor: When young, the wine is lively and fresh. Becomes fuller and more persistent on the palate after 5-7 years of aging

Alcoholic Grade: 13% vol

CATALOG François de Givry

Auxey Duresses Les Riames Monopole

François de Givry


The Domaine was born, thanks to François de Givry, with the acquisition of two parcels in the heart of Auxey-Duresses. Decisive was the meeting with Anne-Claude Leflaive, who steered the domaine towards biodynamic viticulture but, above all, offered the possibility of vinifying the grapes produced at Domaine Leflaive. Les Riames consists of two sloping plots facing south/southeast on a predominantly marl-limestone soil. With a total area of just over half a hectare, it constitutes the smallest monopole in the Côte de Beaune, a little gem whose virgin soils have always remained uncultivated. The extreme attention to the soil, which is worked with the horse, the respect for nature’s cycles that dictate interventions, and the use of minimal doses of sulfur and copper makes François de Givry a perfect interpreter of this small appellation.