Domaine Joblot is one of the finest producers in Givry, consistently proving that this corner of the Côte Chalonnaise can produce wines of real elegance.
The estate was founded by Charles Joblot after the First World War, although it was only in the late 1960s when Marc (Charles’s son) was at the helm that the estate started bottling the wine under their own name. Marc passed the property to his sons Jean-Marc and Vincent in the 1970s, who really forged the estate’s reputation. Today the property is run by Juliette, the fourth generation of the Joblot family to make wine in Givry. She has tweaked the style, adding a modern touch, reducing the use of new oak and placing additional emphasis on sustainability.
Of the estate’s 14 hectares, nine are Premier Cru, including some of the village’s finest plots such as Clos de la Servoisine and Cellier aux Moines. The vines are generally old – 35 to 40 years on average, but with some that are up to 80 years in age. Production is around 6,000 cases and mainly red, with just 20% white. The reds are plush and spicy, offering much more finesse than most expect of this southern locale.
L’Empreinte is the property’s top wine, a blend of their four red Premier Cru sites (Clos de la Servoisine, Cellier aux Moines, Clos Marole and Les Bois Chevaux); while the white Cuvée Mademoiselle is a blend of their older-vine Premier Cru Chardonnay from En Veau and Clos de la Servoisine.
Joblot is rightfully praised by the likes of Clive Coates MW, Robert Parker, Allen Meadows and Jasper Morris MW as not only the leading address in Givry, but one of the great estates in the whole of Burgundy. The wines offer excellent value.