Savigny Lès Beaune Le Village Vieilles Vignes Rouge 2019
Savigny les BeauneVillage - 2019
PhilosophyIn 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.
TerroirThe 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 ageingThe grapes were completely destemmed. Fermentation began after 4 days of maceration under the influence of indigenous yeasts, without the use of sulfites, and lasted 18 days. Extraction of the grapes’ components was achieved through gentle daily pump-overs. Only one punch-down was per- formed at the most intense stage of fermentation. Oak barrel ageing lasted approximately 12 months, using 25% new oak from France’s Allier forests.
Tasting notesMagnificent deep red in colour. Rich, complex nose reminiscent of spices ( juniper berries), with a resinous hint of pine sap and intense aromas of blue fruit (blueberry). Superb, powerful, concentrated start to the palate featuring f lavours of wild fruit and some smoky notes. Pleasing salinity that lends a sensation of purity and freshness. This is a very fine, well-ba- lanced wine that boasts magnificent cellaring potential.