Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er cru Les Lavières

2019
France
Burgundy

The vines, planted in the 1950's are mid-slope and predominantly stoney limestone soil. Lavières comes from the word “lave” which in this case has no volcanic reference, but was the term used in the past to describe the flat limestone tiles used to cover the roofs. In fact, these famous stones are found here in the sub-soil. The vines are more than fifty years-old and are situated in the finest part of the appellation. 100% whole cluster and 15% new oak. More structured and serious than the Fournaux, also very pretty.

90 points
"Pretty floral nuances include those of peony, violet and lavender on the more elegant aromas of both red and dark currant along with spice wisps. There is evident minerality to the more sophisticated middle weight flavors that possess better delineation if not quite the same density before terminating in a youthfully austere finale."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
90-92 points
"Aromas of sweet berries, peonies, spices and sassafras introduce the 2019 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières, a medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping wine that’s broad and velvety, with melting tannins and an ample core of succulent fruit."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate

SKU/Code: 
DB6635-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic