2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune, Les Lavières, 1er Cru, Domaine Tawse, Burgundy

2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune, Les Lavières, 1er Cru, Domaine Tawse, Burgundy

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2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune, Les Lavières, 1er Cru, Domaine Tawse, Burgundy

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Lavières refers to the flat, limestone slabs (known as “laves”) which sit just under the topsoil of the vineyard, and which are also found in Les Epenots in Pommard and Cherbaudes in Gevrey. Some of the vines here are 80 years old, and Mark believes the deep roots’ ability to draw water from deep in the soil helped to sustain the vines through the warm, dry summer. Spicy red cherry and floral touches abound on the perfumed nose, while the palate is packed with bright red berry fruit and finishes on a gorgeous, layered, chalky, tannic note. Drink 2022-2027.
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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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Critics reviews

Antonio Galloni, Vinous89-91
Antonio Galloni, Vinous89-91
The 2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Lavières 1er Cru includes 30% whole bunch and 20% new oak. It has an intense blueberry and blackberry bouquet that needs a little more minerality and terroir expression. The medium-bodied palate displays good balance, delivering crisp tannins and a fine bead of acidity; here the terroir is expressed more clearly. This comes to an attractive peppery finish. Fine.
Neal Martin, Vinous
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