A pungently earthy and lightly oaked nose offers up notes of forest floor, redcurrant and plum. The vibrant middle weight flavours possess a lovely texture thanks to the solid mid-palate density, all wrapped in a punchy and mildly rustic finish where a touch of warmth arises. 87-89 points, Burghound (4/2017).
Assembled in tank; from three lieux-dits, mostly Fourneaux vinified with whole clusters. Pretty, bright red. The nose offers captivating red berry perfume. Pure, silky wine with raspberry fruit complicated by smoky minerality and soil tones and carried by a firm spine of acidity. Finishes with fine tannins and good persistence. 88-89 points, Vinous (11/2016)
The 2015 Savigny les Beaune Villages is 90% from the Fourneaux lieu-dit that Benjamin Leroux told me tends to produce small bunches, and therefore this blend contains a higher percentage of whole bunch. It has a very attractive floral bouquet with dark berry fruit matched with fine mineralité. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, very pure fruit here with dark cherry and raspberry, elegant and poised on the finish. There is lovely Pinoté here -- a very expressive , well-crafted village cru. 89-91 points, The Wine Advocate (12/2016).
Among the best value appellations in Burgundy, Savigny-les-Beaune is the third biggest appellation by production in the Côte de Beaune. Two styles exist at the 1er Cru level; delicate fine boned wines produced from south-facing vineyards on the northern end of the appellation and rounder, fuller, more forward styles hailing from east-facing vineyards found in the south of the appellation. Total vineyard area is 544 ha of which 141.5 ha is 1er Cru.
Savigny rouge have a medium robe. Their elegant, rather powerful bouquet is dominated by Morello cherry, blackcurrant, and raspberry; notes of strawberry and underbrush develop after a few years of aging. They are supple, with discreet tannins, low acidity, and a light, slender body that has given them a feminine image. The premier crus are more structured, with plenty of power and character; they require longer aging.