2009 Savigny-les-Beaune Pinot Noir (Burgundy)
Recommended: Chicago Tribune; Recommended: Washington Post; Layers of dark red fruit, sweet spice and minerals conspire with terrific depth, freshness and vibrancy from start to finish.
The 2009 vintage produced a wine gorgeously perfumed with red and blue fruit and spicy notes. It’s full and rich on the palate with a laser focused fruit core that leads to a long, licorice-inflected finish.
Style: Full, Bold
Lot 294 2009 Sauvigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru comes from a special vineyard in the Cote D’Or of Burgundy called Les Clous, steps away from the famous vineyards “Les Guettes” in the Cote du Beaune. Les Clous is oriented at 150M on a hillside of limestone and marl. Planted to 100% Pinot Noir, the vines in this Premier Cru Classe vineyard are over 45-years-old and produce small, archetypal, and aromatically intense berries. Hand sorted, gently pressed, and moved by gravity into an indigenous yeast fermentation, the wine is then gently punched down by hand for 20 days before into 1-2-3 year old barrels for 15 months. To be honest, you can totally drink this wine now but you would be missing out on the beauty to come – another couple of years under the staircase or in the cellar will reveal tremendous complexity that will be well worth the wait. Drink over the next decade or longer. This is a special, collector class wine that would normally retail here in the US for over $50 and is a terrific bargain at $25.