Givry 1er Cru Blanc Les Petits Buis

By | January 9, 2008

I recently had a house guest who loves Pinot Grigio. ┬áJust Pinot Grigio, nothing else, and I hadn’t got any. I opted for this Givry 1er Cru Blanc 2003 Les Petits Buis from Majestic as I thought it was likely to be the most acceptable of what was available.

It was a good choice. Dry, crisp and bright, with a clean aroma. It smelled of fresh fruit salad with a hint of nuttiness and cinnamon, which was strange but good.

It was pretty fruity, with melon and red apple (not a good description, but a mature, sweet apple, not like a green one!).

Despite being almost, but not completely exactly unlike, Pinot Grigio, the wine went down well, receiving a thumbs up.

Then there was the pesky moment when I explained it was Chardonnay – a surprise, but one that may have opened up a new, and slightly more expensive interest in wine.