Savigny Les Beaune Serpentières
- The origin of the vineyard names in Burgundy goes back to the earliest inhabitants, the Celts first and then the Gallo-Romans.
- Even before the vine had totally conquered the Côte, these people were struck by the great variety in their terroirs.
- This explains why there are so many place-names that refer to the type of soil (stones, clay, chalk, etc.) or the daily life of the vigneron: partridge, oak tree or snakes. Serpentières thus acquired its name forever!
- From the very beginning, the wines of Savigny were thought to be “Nourishing, Theological and Death Averters” (Nourrissants, Théologiques et Morbifuges). They were also reputed for their finesse; the monks and other eminent Church people, in their great wisdom, secured the best parcels.
- The soil of Serpentières, a layer of Bathonian chalk mixed with sharp angular stones, is certainly responsible for the fame of this vineyard. But, it is in the painstaking cultivation of the Pinot Noir grape that the finest quality can be produced.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
FOOD PAIRINGS: Savigny-Serpentières needs three or four years before fully expressing itself, although it can improve further after five to six years. It goes best with lamb, filet mignon, veal with wild mushrooms, roast chicken. An elegant cuisine, not too strong or spicy, is obviously a requisite. In its own way, Savigny-Serpentières is an excellent example of what Côte de Beaune can produce—finesse and originality.
TASTING NOTES: “The color of this wine has no equal: its cherry-red hue catches the light in the most seductive fashion. At first, the nose is a stunning display of spices ranging from pepper and nutmeg to touches of paprika and green pepper. The sensations are subtle and never too strong. Other pleasures are to be found on the palate, such as delicate fruity flavors matching a graceful structure, a velvety texture and elegant tannins.” – Véronique Boss-Drouhin
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