Source: Robert Parker Wine Advocate; Published: Jan 20, 2022 (RP- 91-93)
The 2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières wafts from the glass with notions of rich berry fruit, cherries and plums mingled with smoke and spices. Medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with fine concentration, powdery tannins and a long, perfumed finish, it’s a sleeper of the vintage well worth seeking out.
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022 (JS-90)
A rich and velvety, almost massive wine for this appellation that’s traditionally associated with cool elegance, even crispness. Full blackberry and damson-plum aromas with some savory notes. Ample but not chewy tannins power the finish. A touch more freshness would have make this much more exciting. From an almost 4-hectare plot. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.
The name of this “Climat” with rocky sub-soil comes from the great number of big flat stones called “laves” in the area. These natural stone slabs were used by the Merovingians for their tombs. One of these can be seen in the Louis XI room in the Chateau de Beaune. Bouchard Pere & Fils owns 3.94 hectares of Savigny Premier Cru acquired at the beginning of the 20th century.
T A S T I N G
TASTING NOTE: Delicate bouquet with berry fruit notes. On the palate, seductive with the subtle intensity of its aromas and for its tenderness. Good ageing potential.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: White meat dishes in sauce, game birds (quail, pigeon, etc…).
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 17?C to 18?C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 5 to 7 years and more
K N O W – H O W
HARVEST: manual, in small cases of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each grape.
VINIFICATION: Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 15 to 18 days.
MATURING: 12 to 14 months in French oak, with 25 to 35% new oak.
AGEING: The cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Ch?teau de Beaune offer natural ambient conditions that are perfectly adapted to ageing the Premiers Crus.
V I N E Y A R D
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Limestone and clay
TOTAL SURFACE OF THE APPELATION IN PRODUCTION:17.66 hectares
DOMAIN SURFACE IN PRODUCTION: 3.94 hectares