2011 Savigny-les-Beaune, Les Peuillets, 1er Cru, Domaine Guyon

2011 Savigny-les-Beaune, Les Peuillets, 1er Cru, Domaine Guyon

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2011 Savigny-les-Beaune, Les Peuillets, 1er Cru, Domaine Guyon

Description

A beautifully mature wine from one of Vosne-Romanée’s top names, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy mature red Burgundy at its peak. The nose opens slowly, initially offering notes of wild strawberries, dried redcurrants and damp forest floor. On the palate, fine-grained tannin and refreshing acidity underpin wild berry fruits and spicy, game notes. This wine would benefit from decanting, gaining in freshness and purity with aeration. An excellent partner for game, poultry and lighter red meat dishes.

Drink now to 2024

Adam Bruntlett, Senior Buyer (Aug 2021)

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Burghound88/100
Burghound88/100
Here the earthy and serious nose features notes of black currant and wild dark berries that serve to introduce moderately firm and well-detailed flavors that exude a fine minerality on the powerful, long and moderately austere finish. This is not at all a typical Peuillets as it lacks the usual finesse. To be sure, this is a perfectly good wine but well outside what I expect from the appellation.

Drink 2018+

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About this WINE

Domaine Guyon

Domaine Guyon

The excellent Domaine Guyon in Vosne Romanée has been below most people’s radar – perhaps because Jean-Pierre Guyon spends as much of his time as possible out in the vineyards, which have been farmed organically since 2006, certified from 2012.  This is a hugely exciting addition to the Berry Bros. & Rudd range, the wines wowed Jasper Morris MW when he first discovered them.  The wines are extraordinarily good, yet are priced very sensibly indeed, a winning combination.

With his high pedigree viticulture as a great starting point, Jean-Pierre can employ whole bunch fermentation as the stalks are ripe, eschewing the use of sulphur at this stage (though some is added later during elevage and at bottling to assure stability). Another point of Guyon’s meticulous care is the use of a vertical press before the juice goes to barrel for 12 months, before racking into older wood for a final six months maturation.

This range of wines is hugely impressive, from the simple Bourgogne Rouge up to the Grand Crus. Finding high quality Vosne Romanée at this pricing level is a rare thing indeed.

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Savigny-Les-Beaune

Savigny-Les-Beaune

The wines of Savigny are often as good as those of Beaune itself, a local motto describing them as ‘Théologiques, Nourissants et Morbifuges’. They are usually good to drink at three to five years old. A small amount of white wine is also made.

  • 239 hectares of village Savigny-lès-Beaune.
  • 144 hectares of premier cru vineyards (22 in all). Best vineyards include Les Lavières, La Dominode, Les Vergelesses
  • Recommended Producers: Bize, Pavelot
  • Recommended Restaurant : Le Vieux Moulin (at Bouilland, beyond Savigny. * Michelin)

 

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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