“The 2014 Savigny-lès-Beaune Villages has a crisp, slightly floral bouquet with blueberry and blackcurrant scents that gently roll out from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, pure and sensual in the mouth with an elegant, suave black cherry and raspberry finish. Just a lovely Savigny les Beaune.” 88-90 points – Neal Marin, erobertparker.com
Having been a family run Domaine for generations has therefore allowed the preservation of quality. With six Premier Cru sites to tend there is a great base to make excellent Savigny Les Beaune.
The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote D’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region and so each small plot has a name.
A satellite appellation of Beaune. The wines can be quite varied but the best producers make forward and sturdy wines that are immensely enjoyable.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.