Pinot noir is a staple of any wine drinkers cellar. From simple and easy new world pinots to elegant and complex Burgundian examples. This one is of the latter category and is head and shoulders above many of its competitors.

The Ragot family have traced their wine growing history back to 1760 when Gabriel Ragot tended vines in Mercurey. About a century later, Louis Ragot established a property in Givry. There he not only grew grapes, but also a number of different crops and raised livestock.

Two centuries after the Ragot family began their winemaking, they chose to abandon their other sources of income and focus solely on their five hectares of grapes. By 1973, all of the production on the property, having grown to 7 hectares, was sold in bottle around France. The name of the domaine changed from Ragot Frères to Domaine Ragot, and was run by cousins Jean-Paul and Jean-Pierre Ragot.

Domaine Ragot 'Givry' Vieilles Vignes 2012 @ £30.95 - Buy it here!
"The 2012 Givry Vieilles Vignes has that lovely red currant and red-plum bouquet, this time with accentuated floral scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky texture and a refined blackberry finish." Robert Parker 

Not much of this left so don't miss your chance to get a couple before it's gone for good! Cheers!