Savigny Les Beaune
- Savigny is a charming village, tucked away in a little valley between Pernand and Beaune.
- A remarkable feature of the appellation is that the vineyards are planted on two hills with different exposures: North is the Vergelesses slope, producing delicate, perfumed wines: South is the start of the Beaune Côte, where the wines are more firmly structured.
- The red wines are made with the Pinot Noir grape. There is also a tiny production of white wines.
- The fermentation occurs in open wooden or stainless steel fermenters. The total maceration generally lasts 15 to 18 days.
- The wine is kept in barrels for 18 months before bottling.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
FOOD PAIRINGS: As its close neighbor, Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny goes very well with the simplest cuisine or the typical bistro fare. It represents excellent value and should be sought after for its inimitable “goût de terroir”.
TASTING NOTES: Savigny les Beaune is a delicate and elegant wine showing intriguing spicy notes as well as wild berries. The spicy character is typical to that area. On the palate, the wine has considerable finesse and elegance. It develops harmoniously between three-to-ten years of age.