Domaine de la Ferte is an historical wine producer in the Burgundyregion of France, owned by the Devillardfamily, who also runs Domaine des Perdrix in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Domaine de la Garenne and Domaine du Chateau de Chamirey in Mercurey. The abbey after which the property was names was founded in 1113 under the Cistercian Order and the monks living here soon began to plant vines in Givry. The abbey was acquired by the Thenard family in 1793 and passed down, along with some of the surrounding vineyards.
The estate currently spans over 6.25 acres of land. The terroir of the Givry Village and Givry Premier Cru appellations, with their clay-limestone soils, is highly regarded, especially on the hills with southeastern and southern exposure. It is here that we find the estate’s 2.5-acre vineyard in La Servoisine, a prestigious Premier Cru that belonged to the monks back in 1170. The vines, around 35 years old on average, are planted at a high density, making for wines of high quality. These 100%Pinot Noir wines are known for their beautiful dark garnet colour and their notes of black fruit and ink on the nose. Rich and powerful on the palate, they offer a magnificently long and generous finish. Domaine de la Ferte wines are meant to be aged, developing beautiful in the bottle over the course of a decade or more.