$33 / $88.10 / $336.60
The Chofflet-Valdenaire estate, located in the hillside hamlet of Russily, has been in the family for over 100 years. Today, Jean Chofflet’s son-in-law, Denis Valdenaire runs the 27 acre domaine, which comes from several sloping vineyard parcels. Denis produces sustainable, accessible, delicious Pinot Noirs at a superb value. The grapes are entirely hand harvested and 100% de-stemmed, and is then aged half in tank, half in two to three year casks for one year before bottling. This featured Givry has a pronounced black fruit profile, typical of the Cotes de Nuits, which caused the owners of the replanted vineyard to wonder about the “Givry-ness” of the Clos Jus after their first harvests. No living person ever having tasted a Clos Jus wine before. Yields from this site are naturally low and the grapes are always small, making for very concentrated fruit. The owners have since learned to cherish the uniqueness of this site. Once you taste it, you will cherish it as well.