Savigny Lès Beaune Le Village Vieilles Vignes Red 2017
Savigny les BeauneCommunale - 2018
Philosophy In our opinion, Savigny’s red wines are a good introduction to the Côte de Beaune’s reds. These are accessible, expressive, straightforward, fresh wines that do not hesitate to show off their character.
Terroir The grapes for our cuvée come from a plot located at an altitude of 250m on the alluvial cone of the Le Rhoin River that flows through the village, facing the Hill of Corton. The subsoil is composed of clay-rich marls that lend both finesse and power to the wine.
Vinfication and ageing The grapes are completely destemmed before undergoing vinification that lasts 15 days and relies on indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged exclusively in oak barrels (20% new oak) for approximately 12 months.
Tasting notes The nose is expressive and complex, both fruity (cherry, crisp fruit) and spicy (cinnamon, gingerbread). Notes of forest undergrowth (humus, fresh herbs) can also be detected. The palate is rich and fruity (raspberry, cherry), velvety – deserving of its Premier Cru appellation. The finish is fresh, almost mentholated and boasts elegant tannins.
Press and AwardsLa Revue des Vins de France : 15/20 -- Jasper Morris : 88-90 **** /100